Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Radamel Falcao and the thrilling CONCACAF finale all feature as FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the more remarkable matches from Brazil 2014 qualifying.
Kevin-Prince Boateng and Michael Essien are just some of the big-names returning to action as 40 African nations vying for a spot in Brazil is reduced to ten for the final round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying.
Michael Essien is ready to seize the opportunity he has this season, his second stint with Chelsea under manager Jose Mourinho, and demonstrate he has his strength back after enduring four separate knee injuries.
Outgoing Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho left the Bernabeu with a 4-2 win over Osasuna in his final La Liga match with the capital club.
FIFA.com looks at some of the famous football figures who will celebrate their birthday this week, including Michael Essien, Francesco Toldo and Geoff Hurst.
Real Zaragoza produced a commendable performance but were still thrashed 4-0 by Real Madrid, for whom Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, Michael Essien and Luka Modric were on the scoresheet.