In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
All three of Egypt's over-age players, Mohamed Aboutrika, Emad Meteab and Ahmed Fathi, have been given permission by Al Ahly to remain with the team throughout their Olympic campaign.
Fans can look forward to a technical masterclass as Japan and Egypt go head to head for a place in the semi-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament in Manchester this Saturday.
With a cast of familiar, if aging, faces still leading the way, Egypt's Al Ahly are in transition as their campaign to win their fifth African Champions League continues at the weekend.
As the CAF Champions League group stage reaches the half-way mark this weekend, Egyptian giants Al Ahly are looking to make up ground, while Wydad and Esperance will battle it out for the top spot in their group.
FIFA.com recaps the year in Arab football, charting Egypt's CAF African Cup of Nations triumph, Algeria's participation at South Africa, and Qatar being chosen to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.