Stumbling upon streets or squares dedicated to footballers is not as uncommon as you might think, and it happens all over the world, as FIFA.com discovers.
Miroslav Klose underwent surgery on his right foot Wednesday, ruling him out for Germany's FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers in October, joining Mario Gomez on the sideline for coach Joachim Loew's side.
Fiorentina and coach Vincenzo Montella will be without Mario Gomez and Juan Cuadrado in the coming weeks after both players picked up injuries in a 1-1 draw with Cagliari.
Mario Gomez has said that he turned down the chance to sign for Real Madrid due to concerns about a lack of first team football.
Roma and Inter Milan both earned 3-0 wins, while AC Milan notched a 3-1 victory over Cagliari and Fiorentina tallied a 5-2 win over Genoa in Serie A action on Sunday that featured 32 goals in total over eight matches.
Joachim Low is preparing his Germany side to find their stride ahead of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifiers by selecting his strongest side in five months for their friendly against Paraguay.