Every Thursday, we offer fans a quick look at just some of the many highlights FIFA.com will provide over the week ahead.
One-on-one with Giovanni van Bronckhorst
Two-time FIFA World Cup™ participant and 2006 UEFA Champions League winner Giovanni van Bronckhorst talks to FIFA.com exclusively next week. The Dutch international reflects on the major clubs of his career, the state of football at his current club, Feyenoord, and his hopes for making a third and final FIFA World Cup appearance in 2010.
Rome's Stadio Olimpico is a stadium shared by Serie A rivals Lazio and Roma and every year the rivalry culminates in the Rome Derby. FIFA.com looks at the two Rome clubs' heated history. The classic player for next week is Chinese footballer and Shandong Luneng legend Li Xiaopeng. In the next of the FIFA.com classic club features, Japanese outfit Tokyo Verdy comes under the spotlight.
In the spotlight
Bob Bradley's USA just won't quit. As long as the American's keep climbing up the FIFA/Coca Cola World Rankings, FIFA.com will be watching them closely and keeping them in the ranking spotlight.
What to watch:
As if the recent festival of FIFA World Cup qualifiers weren't enough, next week's club action is sure to keep fans glued to their televisions. In Europe, the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals get underway; South America's Copa Libertadores enters the second round of the group stage and the CONCACAF Champions League semi-finals enter their second, and final, leg. For those eager to find out the matches for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009, the draw will be held on 5 April.
FIFA.com's Hidden Gem
Ever wondered what football teams celebrities' support, who the tallest footballers in the world are, or where the origins of football superstitions lie? Then visit the new FIFA.com ‘Off the ball' section - home to a variety of off-beat articles that delve into the more off-the-wall side of football.
Read 'Next Week on FIFA.com' every Thursday for news, previews and overviews of the week ahead.