FIFA.com again looks forward to a week of birthdays, including a pair of players in Xavi and Arjen Robben who met in the last FIFA World Cup™ final and two others in Gigi Buffon and Ahn Jung Hwan who met in Korea/Japan 2002.
Our review of the week's best quotes features Nwankwo Kanu on Nigeria's future, Craig Levein on copying the style of Barcelona and Spain, and Cristiano Ronaldo on Lionel Messi.
In our regular Sunday feature, we bring you the names of some of the best-known figures on Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
FIFA.com presents a selection of Planet Football's best-known birthday boys this week. Gianluigi Buffon and Eusebio are among those celebrating.
FIFA.com looks at the tale of Urawa Red Diamonds, who have gone from Japanese nobodies to one of the biggest clubs in Asia.
West Germany had to win when they took on Wales in their final Italy 1990 qualifier. However, they had to overcome the worst possible start.