In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays during the coming week.
As the year comes to an end, FIFA.com casts an eye over the famous footballing talents who have finally called time on their careers, including the likes of Ronaldo, Patrick Vieira and Fabio Cannavaro.
Mario Been is worried Jon Dahl Tomasson, who sustained a thigh injury at South Africa 2010, will be unable to turn out for his Feyenoord team for the remainder of the year.
FIFA.com highlights some of this week’s major comments, including Fabio Capello on David Beckham, Andres Iniesta in his what motivates him and Ronaldinho on his AC Milan ambitions.
A teenager’s bow on the international stage and a veteran’s exit from it feature in this week’s statistical review, along with two giant strikers and a coaching merry-go-round.
Denmark's joint record goalscorer, Jon Dahl Tomasson, has announced his retirement from international football.