In this week’s stats review we look at a landmark for a host of players including Carles Puyol, more milestones for Spain coach Vicente del Bosque, the end of a drought for England and Nigeria seeking to do likewise.
Josip Simunic speaks to FIFA.com about his long and distinguished career, his hopes for Dinamo Zagreb and Croatia, his tip for the Ballon d'Or and the target of a Brazil 2014 swansong.
Real Madrid are expecting Dinamo Zagreb to present a tough challenge in their UEFA Champions League opener on Wednesday, as the Croatian club make their first appearance at the group stage in over ten years.
Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb have signed defender Josip Simunic from Hoffenheim on a two-year contract.
Sunderland's pre-season campaign ended in defeat as they were beaten 3-1 by German side Hoffenheim at the Rhein-Neckar Arena.
Croatia defender Josip Simunic talks to FIFA.com about the need to beat Belarus home and away before he can start dreaming of South Africa.