As is tradition on a Sunday, FIFA.com looks ahead to the week of footballing birthdays, including creative maestros Beppe Signori, Enzo Scifo and Jari Litmanen as well as some midfield steel in the shape of Claude Makelele.
Richard Moller Nielsen has been awarded the prestigious Captain’s Ball for his contribution to Finnish football, while Niklas Moisander and Maija Saari have pocketed the country's top annual male and female honours respectively.
In our latest Video of the Week, Lionel Messi and Co reveal their favourite songs and let FIFA.com and FIFA TV in on who they think are the stars of the music scene.
With title races drawing to a close across Scandinavia, FIFA.com looks at the teams taking home the trophies in Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Faroe Islands.
An 18th-minute goal from Danny Pugh lifted Stoke City to a 1-0 victory over FC Thun, while Schalke were stunned by a 2-0 loss to Finnish club HJK Helsinki in their UEFA Europa League qualifying matches.
This week, the first trophies of the English and Italian seasons feature alongside some amazing qualifying stories at Colombia 2011, a record-breaking transfer deal and two youthful goalscorers.