This week in our birthday round-up, we look at French winger Franck Ribery, 1994 FIFA World Cup™-winner Mazinho and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.
Featuring Pep Guardiola comparing Lionel Messi to Michael Jordan, a cardiologist on an amusing yet moving chat with Fabrice Muamba, Sam Allardyce on having thick skin and Romario on the lifestyles of Neymar and Adriano.
Roma and Argentinian international defender Nicolas Burdisso has undergone a two-hour operation to repair knee ligaments after he was injured during a FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Colombia.
Missing a penalty during a shoot-out is always a possibility in football, but FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the more memorable and rare examples of when a team has not scored one.
With Lionel Messi disappointing, Argentina were headed towards a humiliating defeat by Bolivia on their Copa America opener until Sergio Aguero's superb goal earned them a point.
FIFA.com's latest statistical review looks at Esteban Cambiasso and Robbie's Keane's new records, joy and despair in Goa and Monaco, and Barcelona's Xavi-inspired Wembley triumph.