We take a look at the week's upcoming birthdays, including France midfielder Alou Diarra, former Seleção captain Carlos Alberto and Tottenham Hotspur talisman Gareth Bale.
FIFA.com looks back over the last two weeks of comings and goings as the summer transfer window comes to a close, with clubs in the Premier League in particular strengthening their squads.
Tomorrow, the football world's gaze will once again be fixed on the Camp Nou, and FIFA.com previews how two of the most decorated sides in Europe face off for a place in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.
Lille scored late on through Mathieu Debuchy to claim a 1-0 win over Lorient, while Marseille climbed up the table into fourth despite a 1-1 draw with Valenciennes, and in a basement battle, Sochaux and Auxerre finished goalless.
Yann M’Vila tells FIFA.com how fatherhood helped him mature as a player and why he doesn’t consider himself a leader in the France squad, and discussed Les Bleus’ aim for glory at UEFA EURO 2012 and his future at Rennes.
Looking back at the weekend’s league action in Europe, FIFA.com has the details on important derby wins for Arsenal, Lyon and Juventus, and a return to the top for Real Madrid.