In our regular Sunday feature FIFA.com looks at the footballing birthdays in the upcoming week, including three defensive greats in Alessandro Nesta, Ronald Koeman and Fernando Hierro.
South Africa 2010 surprise packets New Zealand will begin their tilt for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ next month, with a strong and experienced squad named by coach Rick Herbert.
FIFA.com looks ahead to a meeting between world champions Italy and Oceanian outsiders New Zealand that may not be as straightforward as it seems.
New Zealand striker Rory Fallon is hoping the All Whites' exploits on the world stage can help provide the game with impetus in his homeland.
New Zealand will today make a return to the world’s greatest football stage exactly 28 years to the day since their FIFA World Cup™ debut.
The FIFA World Cup might bring together the cream of football talent, but playing in the lower need not be a barrier to participating, as FIFA.com discovers.