FIFA.com looks ahead to another week of footballing birthday's, including two generations of the Busquets family, deadly Swiss striker Alexander Frei and former Argentinian international Claudio Lopez.
Iran head into the final stage of Asia’s 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying aiming to return to the world stage after an eight-year absence with coach Carlos Queiroz seeking to boost his squad with some European-based additions.
FIFA.com’s weekly look at league football across Asia and Oceania reviews action in Iran, Korea Republic, China, New Zealand, Kuwait, Oman and India where the derby of the season took place.
Iran striker Vahid Hashemian will leave Bochum after the club revealed they would not renew his contract.
Bayer Leverkusen maintained their unbeaten record by defeating Nuremberg, as Mainz ended Hoffenheim's winning streak and Wolfsburg stumbled.
FIFA.com presents a selection of Planet Football's best-known birthday boys this week. Giovane Elber and Ebbe Sand are among those celebrating.