Al Ain's Romanian coach Cosmin Olaroiu speaks to FIFA.com about reviving the fortunes of this fallen giant in United Arab Emirates and the continental arena.
Al Hilal will begin the season favourites for a third successive Saudi Professional League title, but the likes of Al Ittihad, Al Ittifaq and Al Alhi are eager to deny them.
FIFA.com reviews the league season in Saudi Arabia in which Riyadh giants Al Hilal continued to set the standard in winning their thirteenth title.
Al Hilal have claimed yet another Saudi title, while in Iran holders Sepahan are on the cusp of securing the championship. FIFA.com’s weekly review of Asian leagues also visits Korea Republic, Japan, China PR and Oman.
Honduras' stuttering FIFA World Cup build-up continued with a heavy defeat to Romania in Austria.