FIFA.com looks back over the last two weeks of comings and goings as the summer transfer window comes to a close, with clubs in the Premier League in particular strengthening their squads.
Ricardo Carvalho will not feature for Real Madrid in El Clásico against Barcelona tomorrow, as the Portuguese defender has pulled a ligament in his right knee.
Xabi Alonso is remaining grounded in regards to Real Madrid's current good fortunes, both in Europe and domestically, saying there is a long way to go in the season yet.
Real Madrid's veteran Portuguese centre-back Ricardo Carvalho is already dreaming of playing in the UEFA Champions League final next May.
Portugal coach Paulo Bento says his team need to focus on collecting three points against Cyprus in their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier and put aside Ricardo Carvalho's sudden international retirement.
Ricardo Carvalho has ended his international career with Portugal, claiming he has been left "disrespected and hurt."