David Gold: Rummenigge may have called a cease-fire with Blatter but he is still fighting war against international football


Given how Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the legendary former Germany forward and chair of the European Clubs Association (ECA), had compared Sepp Blatter’s FIFA reign to Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship in Egypt and threatened to bring it to a similar end, there was surprise among the assembled journalists at the President Wilson hotel last week when he seemed to retreat from his battle lines.

Just a month ago, the 95-times capped Germany forward, when asked if Blatter was fit for the job of FIFA President,

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