In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents some of the biggest names from planet football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
Former Croatia international defender Robert Kovac has announced his retirement, his club Dinamo Zagreb announced on Wednesday.
FIFA.com presents a selection of football's best-known birthday boys this week. Robbie Fowler and Fernando Gago are among those celebrating.
Croatian champions Dynamo Zagreb have reached an agreement to sign veteran defender Robert Kovac from Borussia Dortmund.
Fabio Capello hailed England's 4-1 win in Croatia as the performance of a real team but warned it represented only a first step towards South Africa.