Didier Drogba stars alongside Iker Casillas, Lionel Messi and Francesco Totti in FIFA.com's latest stats review, which also features two goals direct from corners and a half completely devoid of fouls.
Mali captain Seydou Keita is expecting a difficult encounter when his side begin their CAF Africa Cup of Nations quest with a west African derby against Guinea, who hope to reach the knockout rounds.
Celtic have been reinstated into the UEFA Europa League after their appeal to UEFA regarding Sion fielding ineligible players during their play-off tie was upheld.
Despite their recent worrying dip in form, Egypt are the favourites to take Group G of African qualifying, where the threat will come from improving Guinea and Zimbabwe.
Qatar's top flight gets underway this weekend with holders Al-Gharafa keen to make it three in a row with the help of new man Juninho Pernambucano.
Titi Camara guided Guinea to victory in their first South Africa 2010 qualifier since he took over and Frederic Kanoute scored in a key win for Mali.