After making it past Auckland City FC in their opening game of the FIFA Club World Cup, Raja Club Atheltic defender Kouko Guehi discussed the victory, maintaining their focus and his hopes of a Côte d'Ivoire call-up.
In our weekly birthday feature FIFA.com looks ahead to the next seven days of footballers celebrating growing a year older, with the likes of FIFA Women's Player of the Year Abby Wambach and Lukasz Piszczek amongst them.
Goals from Emmanuel Eboue, Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba helped Galatasaray overcome Real Madrid 3-2 on the night, though it was insufficient to deny the nine-time European champions a place in the last four.
FIFA.com met Didier Drogba recently for a revealing interview about football's role in helping Côte d’Ivoire develop as a country, his personal work in his homeland, and the national team's chances of glory.
Sudan, a one-time heavyweight of African football, have ended a four-decade absence from the CAF Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after their win against Burkina Faso edged out Angola on goal difference.
Galatasaray moved up to top spot in the Turkish Super Lig with a 3-1 win over Fenerbache, while Eskisehirspor secured a 1-0 win over Antalyaspor.