FIFA.com is once again looking forward to another week of footballing birthdays, with two hot shots from Madrid in Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao alongside Barcelona legend Hristo Stoichkov in line for a celebration.
Though Algeria are the sole Arab nation at South Africa 2010, Arab fans are spreading their support across a variety players and teams.
The FIFA World Cup might bring together the cream of football talent, but playing in the lower need not be a barrier to participating, as FIFA.com discovers.
The penultimate qualifying matches for the South Africa 2010 may see Algeria qualify for the finals for the first time in more than 23 years.
Algeria beat Zambia 2-0 in a FIFA World Cup qualifier to go top of African zone Group C, as Majid Bougherra and Rafik Saifi struck to secure the points.
Olympique Lyon's hopes of an eighth successive title all but vanished when a double strike by Johan Audel led Valenciennes to a 2-0 home win.