For many footballers January is a time when suitcases are packed and transfer deals signed.FIFA.com rounds up who has gone where at the start of the latest transfer window.
Marseille's perfect Ligue 1 record came to a stunning end as Valenciennes thrashed the visitors 4-1, with Anthony Le Tallec hitting a brace.
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.
FIFA.com spoke to Algeria midfielder Foued Kadir about the Desert Foxes' rejuvenation under new coach Vahid Halilhodzic, his experience at South Africa 2010 and ambitions for Brazil 2014.
Valenciennes secured their second win in Ligue 1 this season with a comfortable 3-0 victory at home to Sochaux, with Vincent Aboubakar bagging two of the goals.
Rennes lost ground in the tight battle for European places in Ligue 1 after a 2-0 defeat at Valencinnes where they never truly got going, with the hosts striking in either half to put a healthy gap between them and relegation.