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Rafinha sidelined with injury

Bayern will be without full-back Rafinha for a spell after the Brazilian tore a ligament in his left ankle in Saturday's demonstration training session at the Allianz Arena. Following an examination and diagnosis on Sunday morning, the full-back has been ordered off training until further notice. “I'm obviously bitterly disappointed,” Rafinha commented, “pre-season had gone well for me up to that point, and now this. I'm very, very down.” The defender turned his ankle during the workout and hobbled from the Arena with his ankle heavily bandaged.

Video analyst Kornetka says farewell

Video analyst Lars Kornetka is leaving FC Bayern for a new challenge as assistant to head coach Roger Schmidt at Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The 36-year-old Kornetka arrived at FCB from Schalke in time for the 2013/14 campaign and was responsible for video studies for both the professional and youth sections at Germany's biggest club.

Former Munich man Klose ends international career

Former Bayern striker Miroslav Klose has followed the lead given by current club captain Philipp Lahm and announced the end of his international career. “I fulfilled a childhood dream by winning the [World Cup] title in Brazil. I'm proud and delighted to have played a part in this magnificent success for the German national team,” said Klose in a statement issued by the German FA (DFB). The association will officially bid farewell to Lahm and Klose, who spent four years at FC Bayern between 2007 and 2011, at a friendly against Argentina in Düsseldorf on 3 September. At their own request, neither player will feature in the team against the World Cup finalists, reported DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach.