Once again we look ahead to the week in birthdays across the football globe, including a pair of veterans from the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA, another duo who appeared at Germany 2006 and a beach soccer legend.
A 4-1 win over Tunisia secured Cameroon's passage to the FIFA World Cup after goals from Pierre Webo, Benjamin Moudandjo and a Jean Makoun brace sealed their place in Brazil.
Emmanuel Emenike scored twice as Nigeria came from behind to beat Ethiopia 2-1 in a closely-fought FIFA World Cup Africa zone play-off first leg, while great goalkeeping from Cameroon held Tunisia to a 0-0 draw.
Pierre Webo speaks to FIFA.com about reviving his career in Turkish, his hopes of landing the treble with Fenerbahce, and prospects of a return to the Cameroon national fold.
Fernando Torres' brace put Chelsea past Rubin Kazan 3-1, while Tottenham Hotspur rallied to draw 2-2 with Basel and Benfica beat Newcastle United by the same scoreline in Thursday's UEFA Europa League quarter-finals.
Chelsea struggled in their 1-0 loss to Steaua Bucharest, while Newcastle United carved out an important 0-0 draw at Anzhi Makhachkala in Thursday's early UEFA Europa League contests.