FIFA.com looks at some footballers who have studied alongside their playing career, with those who have excelled in both football and academia including Socrates, Juan Mata, Manuel Pellegrini and Emilio Butragueno.
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta has said he wishes Carles Puyol will stay at the Camp Nou after the 2013/14 Spanish La Liga campaign. The midfielder also said his team are 100 per cent behind coach Gerardo Martino.
FIFA.com takes a look back at some moments of footballing brilliance by players that have brought the opposing team's fans to their feet, with Ronaldo, Pele, Alessandro Del Piero and Ronaldinho all featuring.
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has told his side to focus on league business despite the tantalising prospect of a Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid coming up in April.
In the second part of an exclusive chat with FIFA.com, Xavi touched on the criticism aimed at Barcelona, his ‘extraordinary’ partnership with Iniesta and his future in the game.
22 Club members successfully predicted all 11 members of the FIFA/FIFPro World XI 2013 but only one claimed the massive Grand Prize.