Czech Republic's successful UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign has also had a positive effect on their FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, moving them up 14 places.
FIFA.com highlights some of this week’s major comments, including Fabio Capello on David Beckham, Andres Iniesta in his what motivates him and Ronaldinho on his AC Milan ambitions.
Midfielder David Jarolim chatted to FIFA.com about Czech Republic’s desire to escape a tough group and reach UEFA EURO 2012 and Hamburg’s prospects of a good season.
As always, Sunday brings with it FIFA.com's weekly look at some of Planet Football's most prominent birthday boys and girls over this week.
Hamburg's players were left to reflect on a dreadful debut in the UEFA Europa League as they went down 3-0 to a rampant Rapid Vienna.
In another instalment of our new Sunday feature, FIFA.com sends best wishes to some of Planet Football's birthday boys on their special day.