In hindsight, Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung should have probably chosen a different headline. "Hannover 96: Not afraid of Robben and Ribery," the local newspaper wrote before Saturday's game at the Allianz Arena. It should have been afraid, though, very afraid.
Thousands of fans, many weeping, packed a Hannover, Germany, stadium Sunday to pay their last respects to Robert Enke, captain of the Hannover 96 soccer club, who died last week in what police believe was a suicide.
Next year, there's only one FIFA date for international friendlies (early March) before World Cup squads are named. That means time is running out for those who want to force their way in. Can Ronaldinho come up with enough consistent form to win a Brazil recall? Is Walter Samuel needed to shore up Argentina's defense?