FIFA.com highlights the group of footballers and coaches, including household names such as David Beckham, Sir Alex Ferguson, Alessandro Nesta, Deco and Louis Saha, who chose 2013 as the year to retire.
Featuring Rogerio Ceni hailing Jose Mourinho, Emmanuel Petit and Valentino Rossi criticising Arsenal and Inter Milan respectively, and Pierpaolo Bisoli on Massimiliano Allegri’s surprise coaching style.
From bicycle-kicks to vicious piledrivers to efforts indebted to exquisite dribbles, FIFA.com recalls the ten goals that have been nominated for this year’s FIFA Puskas Award.
Luc Castaignos scored a late goal to seal an unconvincing 1-0 win for Inter Milan over Siena, giving the Serie A side a vital three points as they look to distance themselves from the bottom pack.
Dejan Stankovic has suggested that he will retire from international football after Serbia failed to reach UEFA EURO 2012, a sentiment that has been echoed by team-mate Nemanja Vidic.
Inter Milan will have to try to get their UEFA Champions League campaign on track without the services of Wesley Sneider, Maicon, Dejan Stankovic and Diego Forlan in a tough trip to CSKA Moscow.