In this week's birthday round-up we look back at the careers of three FIFA World Cup™ veterans in Jens Lehmann, Around Kone and Benni McCarthy, as well as a FIFA Club World Cup stalwart in Alex Feneridis.
Everton striker Arouna Kone is set to have an operation on a knee cartilage problem which could rule him out of the rest of the season.
With the FIFA Confederations Cup behind us and the FIFA U-20 World Cup wrapping up tomorrow, FIFA.com shifts focus to another summer extravaganza: the transfer merry-go-round. We review all the major moves so far.
From Mohamed Diame through Jimmy Kebe to Arouna Kone, FIFA.com looks at some of the lesser-known African players making an impact in the English Premier League.
Manchester City put four past Newcastle United, while Chelsea stumbled at Southampton losing 2-1 and Manchester United edged Sunderland 1-0 to move even closer to clinch their 20th Premier League title.
Frank Lampard headed home his 200th goal for Chelsea in the Blues' 2-0 win over West Ham United, while Tottenham Hotspur suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Fulham and Wigan Athletic topped Newcastle United.