In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com looks ahead to the week's footballing birthdays, with a famous English winger, a Super Eagle heading to Brazil and a Colombian hotshot forward all celebrating this week.
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.
Nigeria and Cameroon were among the big names to advance to the final round of 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, however seven-time African champions Egypt have it all to do in a fortnight.
A 3-2 defeat at home to Central African Republic has left Egypt with an uphill battle to qualify for the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, while Algeria have booked their place in the final round.
Mainz got the point they needed to secure a fourth season in the top flight of German football with a 0-0 draw against Wolfsburg.
Pavel Pogrebnyak and Mohamed Zidan's impact for their new clubs, hat-tricks for Messrs Messi and Soldado, a record goal tally for Real Madrid and PSV's biggest ever home defeat feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review.