In our regular Sunday feature we look ahead to another week of football birthdays. This week's edition features two of Argentina's 2002 FIFA World Cup side and a Greek icon.
After Greece secured their place at next year’s 2014 FIFA World Cup™ with victory in their play-off against Romania, FIFA.com takes a look at the facts and figures surrounding Fernando Santos’ side’s qualification.
Chelsea triumphed 2-0 over Arsenal at the Emirates, while Fulham lost a seven-goal thriller at Leicester in the fourth round of the English League Cup.
Goals from Dimitrios Salpingidis and Georgios Karagounis earned Greece a a 2-0 win over Liechtenstein, but it was unable to secure them an automatic place in Brazil due to Bosnia-Herzegovina’s victory.
After initially being released by Fulham at the end of the 2012/13 Premier League campaign, Greece midfielder Giorgos Karagounis has signed a one-year contract extension with the west London club.
Giorgos Karagounis has expressed his disappointment at Greece dropping points but insisted they will get three points against Slovakia.