Belgium and Russia were both in smashing form in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying on Friday, moving into commanding positions in their respective groups.
In our regular Sunday feature FIFA.com presents some of the biggest names from Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
FIFA.com presents a selection of Planet Football's best-known birthday boys this week. Milan Baros and Diego Maradona are among those celebrating.
Turkey star Arda Turan tells FIFA.com of his ambition to move to one of Europe's major leagues and qualify for South Africa 2010.
Exactly 60 days after their heartbreaking semi-final exit at UEFA EURO 2008, the stars of the Turkish football scene return to domestic action.
Turkey's problems ahead of Wednesday's semi with Germany deepened on Monday as they lost their appeal against Volkan Demirel's suspension.