In our Video of the Week, we hear Mexican international Rafael Marquez recalls his most memorable World Cup moments on the day he turns 35.
We preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a Swedish stalwart, a Moroccan colossus, a Mexican FIFA World Cup mainstay and an Argentinian wing wizard all celebrating this week.
As Mexican players and fans take a deep breath, FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the more hair-raising moments on their tough and torturous road to a 15th world finals.
New Zealand will go in search of a football miracle when Mexico arrive in Wellington protecting a 5-1 first-leg lead. FIFA.com previews the intercontinental showdown.
FIFA.com takes a trip back in history to highlight four of the greatest moments from showpiece games at the Festival of Champions from 1992 to the present day.
FIFA.com sets the stage for the 2013 Copa Libertadores: a tournament which brings together the very best in Latin American football and which promises to serve up excitement and entertainment in abundance once again.