In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays during the coming week.
Jubilo Iwata won the Suruga Bank Championship, which pits the holders of the J.League Cup against the winners of the Copa Sudamericana, after defeating Independiente 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out.
Japan must not think they have done enough by reaching the second round of the FIFA World Cup as they did back in 2002, warned veteran goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi.
While a host of big-name performers have been ruled out of South Africa 2010, others have overcome the odds to boost their teams' hopes.
From Jamie Carragher through Grafite to Edson Buddle, FIFA.com looks at some of the more surprising squad inclusions for South Africa 2010.
Japan coach Takeshi Okada has announced his 23-man squad for South Africa with goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi the only surprise call-up.