FIFA.com looks at some of the big names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, from Xabi Alonso to Salvatore Schillaci.
One of an emerging group of Italian attacking talents, Alessandro Matri is finally gaining some recognition with Juventus and Gli Azzurri after years of biding his time.
Nicklas Bendtner comparing footballers’ salaries to those of other professionals, Fabrizio Miccoli on why a goal made him cry, Toto Schillaci on fighting with Roberto Baggio and Sergio Batista on Lionel Messi’s incomparability.
As the goal-mouth predator becomes more and more of an endangered species, FIFA.com take a nostalgic look back at some of the game's true poachers, the foxes of the box.
The adidas Golden Ball is just days away from being announced. FIFA.com takes a trip down memory lane to recall previous winners of the accolade.