Following the dramatic conclusion to the last league campaign in Saudi Arabia, supporters are hoping for a similar situation during the new season. FIFA.com has all the details.
FIFA.com looks ahead to another week of birthdays around the world of football, with three stars in Lionel Messi, Charlie Davies and Samir Nasri all turning 25, and Nasri's French compatriot Yann M'Vila also celebrating.
Al Hilal will begin the season favourites for a third successive Saudi Professional League title, but the likes of Al Ittihad, Al Ittifaq and Al Alhi are eager to deny them.
New Morocco coach Eric Gerets has rung the changes for his first competitive match in charge, blooding an exciting new generation of players for the upcoming game against Algeria.
Lens vacated the Ligue 1 relegation zone, with opponents Caen filling their void, after a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Adil Hermach and Toifilou Maoulida to give the North-Eastern a boost amidst Laszlo Boloni's new reign.