FIFA.com looks at the long running history of clashes between England and Germany which began in 1908 and is reprised this evening at Wembley Stadium for the first time since 2000.
In this week’s stats review we look at a landmark for a host of players including Carles Puyol, more milestones for Spain coach Vicente del Bosque, the end of a drought for England and Nigeria seeking to do likewise.
FIFA.com looks at some of the big names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, from Xabi Alonso to Salvatore Schillaci.
After Juventus fell just one short of 50 games unbeaten, FIFA.com looks back at the times where clubs and players have missed out on having their name etched into history by just one goal, game or appearance.
FIFA.com looks back on a week of quotes around the world of football, with Gary Lineker on Germany's collapse against Sweden, Luis Aragones on what makes Spain tick and Davide Santon on the Tyne-Wear derby.