In this week's birthday feature, we take a look at Nigerian full-back Taye Taiwo, young Barça star Martin Montoya, American midfielder Maurice Edu and Canucks midfielder Jodi-Ann Robinson.
Nagoya Grampus won their second Japanese Super Cup, and their first for 15 years, after beating Kashima Antlers 3-1 in a penalty shootout, following a 1-1 draw in normal time.
Seigo Narazaki has brought an end to his 12-year international career, with the goalkeeper announcing his retirement from the national team following Japan's 2-1 win over Guatemala.
Catania striker Takayuki Morimoto has been called up for the first time for his country for friendlies against the Netherlands and Ghana.
Japan number one Seigo Narazaki has been ruled out for at least ten weeks after undergoing surgery on a broken finger.
Shinji Okazaki was on target twice as Japan beat Chile 4-0 in their Kirin Cup opener, with Yuki Abe and Keisuke Honda adding the Asians' other goals.