David Weir has signed an additional one-year contract at Rangers, a decision that will see him at the club beyond his 42nd birthday and continue to captain the Scottish champions.
In a Sunday meeting of the Old Firm, Rangers host Celtic at Ibrox with the result likely to determine which of these two bitter rivals will take home the Scottish Premier League title.
Liverpool will enter their UEFA Europa League last 16 meeting with Sporting Braga high on confidence after their weekend victory over Manchester United, in a round which sees all three British representatives starting on the road.
Pepe Reina’s clean-sheet prowess and Sander Boschker becoming a veteran UEFA Champions League debutant feature in this latest statistical review, while Lazio and Kaizer Chiefs also feature on positive notes.
FIFA.com look’s at some this past week’s most interesting comments, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic on joining AC Milan, Cesare Prandelli on Antonio Cassano, David Villa on Lionel Messi and Sergio Batista on Spain.
Scotland face Lithuania on away turf tomorrow looking to improve their recent record in qualifying competition.