As we do every Sunday, FIFA.com looks ahead to a selection of footballers from around the globe who will be celebrating their birthdays this week, featuring Jaroslav Plasil, Sebastian Eguren and Juanfran.
While they might lack the global profile of Penarol and Nacional, Montevideo Wanderers are more than just a football club. To mark their 110th anniversary, FIFA.com recalls their proud history.
Uruguay moved up to second in Brazil 2014 qualifying with a 4-2 win over bottom side Peru, while Ecuador lifted themselves to fourth on the back of a 1-0 victory over Venezuela.
FIFA.com reviews a weekend that saw Chile register a second successive away win to lead the South American standings, while a thriller in Montevideo sees Uruguay follow closely behind in the race for Brazil 2014.
While the FIFA World Cup dominated attention, clubs continued to dip into the transfer market, with Obafemi Martins and Simon Kjaer just two of the players on the move.
Paraguay beat Argentina to seal qualification and drop their opponents down to fifth, while Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela all improved their hopes.