In our regular Sunday feature we look ahead to another week of footballing birthdays, including an Argentinian playmaker, a dreaded Dutchman and an Ivorian talisman.
A massive night of international football was highlighted by imposing performances from Brazil and France, while Argentina and Germany turned in below-par showings in one of the final chances to impress before Brazil 2014.
Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana were all involved in international friendlies on Wednesday with the Desert Foxes earning a 2-0 win over Slovenia, Les Elephants drawing 2-2 with Belgium and the Black Stars losing 1-0 in Montenegro.
Featuring Roy Keane on the English Premier League, Diego Costa on his battle with Sergio Ramos, Omar De Felippe on life as a soldier and Jurgen Klopp on the prospect of coaching Germany.
Didier Drogba has discussed the reception he expects to receive at former home Stamford Bridge as Galatasaray's hopes of eliminating Chelsea.
Chelsea renew acquaintances with former striker Didier Drogba amid a host of reunions when they travel to Istanbul for a challenging meeting with Turkish giants Galatasaray in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League tie.