With the year wrapping up, the action in the second half of 2012 across South America has drawn to a close so FIFA.com rounds up the action across the continent from Argentina to Venezuela.
We take a look back at the weekend action from the Americas' top leagues, with a champion named in Mexico and two classic rivalries the focus in MLS and Uruguay.
As per usual on a Sunday, FIFA.com looks ahead to some of the notable footballing birthdays this week, with Chelsea duo John Terry and Michael Essien as well as FIFA World Cup™ winner Bixente Lizarazu all set to celebrate.
Kayserispor's Selim Teber speaks to FIFA.com about the rapid rise of this little-known Turkish club and the crumbling of the Istabul empire.
Uruguay, two-time FIFA World Cup™ winners in the early days of the competition, are enjoying a return to the spotlight and at the same time casting off the burden of history.
Inter Milan have maintained their four-point Serie A lead but only after a dour scoreless draw against Genoa which left coach Jose Mourinho frustrated.