This week, Mounir El Hamdaoui and Jo's hat-tricks feature alongside Luiz Gustavo's red cards, Al Ahly's derby joy, and the end of Standard Liege's unblemised defensive run.
Catching the eye of Standard Liege, Japan’s undisputed No1 Eiji Kawashima spoke to FIFA.com about his career and where the Samurai Blue stand after the FIFA Confederations Cup as they prepare for a return to Brazil next year.
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez scored twice in the second-half to lift Mexico to a 2-1 win over Japan in their final FIFA Confederations Cup match, to ensure El Tri left Brazil with points on the board.
A late Sebastian Giovinco tap-in snatched Italy a 4-3 win over Japan in one of the greatest games in FIFA Confederations Cup history – a result which secured the victors, and Brazil, semi-final places.
Early goals in each half from Neymar and Paulinho saw Brazil begin their FIFA Confederations Cup campaign with a win against Japan, with Jo completing the victory late on.
A dramatic last-minute penalty by Keisuke Honda ensured Japan became the first team to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ as they snatched a 1-1 draw with Australia in Saitama.