In our weekly birthday feature FIFA.com looks ahead to footballing stars set to celebrate over the next seven days, this week including three veterans of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ and one of beach soccer's greats.
FIFA.com looks ahead to the new Iraq league season as several of the country's heavyweight clubs mount a challenge against reigning champions Arbil.
Brazil legend Zico, now in charge of Iraq's national team, tells FIFA.com how his side overcame early doubts to qualify for the final round of Asian Zone qualifiers - and why they can take the next step by qualifying for Brazil 2014.
FIFA.com managed to grab a word with Hawar Mula Mohammed, the Iraq international who is hoping to fire his new club Zob Ahan to glory in the AFC Champions League.
FIFA.com talks to Iraq coach Wolfgang Sidka about preparing his side for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, football in his homeland Germany, and his thoughts on Qatar hosting the showpiece event in 2022.
FIFA.com's weekly look at the best club action in Asia and Oceania includes vital wins for Al Jazira and Sepahan in UAE and Iran respectively, derby action in China and OFC O-League joy for Auckland City.