Egypt's American head coach Bob Bradley has helped the Pharaohs weather the storm of tragedy and galvanised the dream of the nation: to reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
With Nigeria and Burkina Faso set to lock horns for CAF Africa Cup of Nations glory, we look back at the 2008 final between Egypt and Cameroon, when Mohamed Aboutrika's goal helped the Pharaohs retain their title.
Côte d'Ivoire midfielder Yaya Toure has been named the 2012 CAF African Player of the Year for the second year in succession, while Equatorial Guinea's Genoveva Anonman was honoured as the continent's top female footballer.
Corinthians 1-0 win over Chelsea in the final of the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup ended a five-year run of success for European clubs in the competition, bringing the world title back to South America for the first time since 2006.
Speaking to FIFA.com, Monterrey keeper Jonathan Orozco assessed his side’s third place at Japan 2012 and expressed his wish for a third straight FIFA Club World Cup appearance in 2013.
FIFA.com talked to players from Monterrey and Al-Ahly after the third-place match at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup and learned that both are eager to return to the tournament sooner rather than later.