FIFA.com brings you a small slice of what we will provide next week, including features, articles and interviews.
One on one with Oliver Bierhoff
Former forward and current right-hand man to national team coach Joachim Low, Oliver Bierhoff talks to FIFA.com about his recent FIFA Confederations Cup experience, and how Germany and South Africa will fare at next year's FIFA World Cup™.
Precisely a century after their first meeting, arch-rivals Gremio and Internacional are poised to engage in battle once again. FIFA.com delves into their fierce rivalry and also turns the spotlight on Hamburg, who, with six league titles and numerous European honours, are one of Germany's oldest and most successful clubs. Yasuhiko Okudera's move to Cologne made him the first Japanese to turn out in Europe. We take a look at the player who won the Bundesliga crown in his maiden season on the Old Continent.
Spotlight on Australia
Having qualified for South Africa 2010 and climbed to 16th, their highest-ever position, on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, we reflect on the Socceroos' recent ascent.
FIFA.com profiles Kleiton Lima, who coached Brazil at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Chile 2008 and has since been entrusted with guiding the senior women's team.
The hidden gem
The World MatchCentre allows fans to speed around planet football, viewing results, standings and latest news from hundreds of leagues. You can even personalise your MatchCentre page. Be sure to visit the MatchCentre as top leagues across the globe prepare to recommence.