Some footballers find retirement harder than others. Juan Sebastian Veron is the latest example and he provides an opportunity for FIFA.com to aim the spotlight on several comeback kings.
Davor Suker speaks to FIFA.com about Croatia’s success at France 1998 and his tense wait to win the adidas Golden Ball, and recalls some Diego Maradona anecdotes and compares him with Lionel Messi.
Croatia coach Dinko Jelicic is hoping that his players aspire to the 'technical perfection, incredible imagination and passion' of Robert Prosnecki at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.
Robert Prosinecki, Gennaro Gattuso and Andy Carroll feature in our usual look at the upcoming week's birthday boys and girls in the world of football.
FIFA.com recalls how a Yugoslavia team including Boban, Prosinecki, Mijatovic and Suker - one that nobody knew about before Chile 1987 - thrilled spectators and upset a series of giants to become youth champions of the world.
Following Robert Prosinecki's shock resignation, Serbian giants Crvena Zvezda have appointed Aleksandar Jankovic as their new coach.