FIFA.com rounds up Ronaldo’s quotes from the recent press conference, where he saluted Neymar, assessed the favourites to win the World Cup and weighed in on the Final Draw and demonstrations in Brazil.
Miroslav Klose will have a chance to claim Germany's scoring record in the friendlies against England and Italy after being named in a squad that is missing the injured Bastian Schweinsteiger.
League leaders Roma beat Udinese 1-0 away to set a new all-time record of nine consecutive wins to open a Serie A season, while Parma stunned Milan at home.
With nine teams, as well as the hosts, having secured their place in Brazil for next summer's FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com takes a look at the eight sides that could be joining them on Friday.
Miroslav Klose underwent surgery on his right foot Wednesday, ruling him out for Germany's FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers in October, joining Mario Gomez on the sideline for coach Joachim Loew's side.
While trophies go to make up part of the history of 1. FC Kasierslautern, it's the richer tapestry of their past, expanded by the countless stories and anecdotes, that make the club the German institution it is today.