Cesc Fabregas, Ahmed Hassan and Juan Mata feature in FIFA.com's usual look at the fortchoming week's football birthday boys and girls.
Berekum Chelsea are the outsiders chasing Al Ahly and TP Mazembe for one of just two semi-final spots left in Africa's biggest club competition.
The Journal of Sports Sciences, one of the leading Academic Journals in Sport Science, recently published a study about Ramadan and football. FIFA.com talked to two of its main contributors.
Ahmed Hassan, the captain of seven-time African champions Egypt, insists the Pharaohs will not underestimate the challenge of Mozambique when they kick-off their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.
Holders Esperance and their Tunisian compatriots Etoile du Sahel claimed overwhelming victories in their CAF Champions League Round of 16 ties, while Egypt's Al Ahly fell to a late goal at Stade Malien.
Samuel Eto'o on the motivation behind his move to Anzhi, Marcello Lippi on Mario Balotelli, and a squabble between Pele and Diego Maradona over Lionel Messi and Neymar features in this week's quotes round-up.