FIFA.com's weekly look at just some of the game's stars celebrating birthdays this week include Inter Milan's Colombian star Fredy Guarin, Italy striker Alberto Gilardino and FIFA Women's World Cup™ winner Sandra Smisek.
With the tenth anniversary of Marc-Vivien Foe's tragic passing approaching, FIFA.com looks back at the sadness and joy of Africa's history at the Festival of Champions, the FIFA Confederations Cup.
With Nigeria and Burkina Faso set to lock horns for CAF Africa Cup of Nations glory, we look back at the 2008 final between Egypt and Cameroon, when Mohamed Aboutrika's goal helped the Pharaohs retain their title.
Côte d'Ivoire midfielder Yaya Toure has been named the 2012 CAF African Player of the Year for the second year in succession, while Equatorial Guinea's Genoveva Anonman was honoured as the continent's top female footballer.
On the eve of Côte d'Ivoire and Zambia's eagerly anticipated meeting in Libreville, FIFA.com looks back at some of the classic finals served up the CAF Africa Cup of Nations over the years.
First played over 50 years ago, the CAF Africa Cup of Nations is one of the world's most colourful and competitive tournaments. Here we look at 13 facts that you may not know about the continental finals.