Cesc Fabregas is turning out to be an influential player for Barcelona. He was initially thought of as the successor to Xavi, but he has already produced more goals and assists this season than Iniesta and Xavi combined.
He has contributed 13 goals (by scoring himself and by assisting) to the team in 16 matches this season.
France secured their place at the World Cup in Brazil after a dramatic 3-0 victory in Paris on Tuesday evening. Les Bleus had a big task ahead of them heading into the game, having conceded twice in Kiev on Friday, but they put all doubt aside and came out winners, ensuring their place in football's biggest tournament next year.
Well there could be only one. Ronaldo and his Portugal side took on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden on Tuesday night in Stockholm, and it was the Real Madrid man that prevailed after the Portuguese star scored an incredible hat-trick.
Despite getting on the board first, Portugal went down 2-1 after Ibrahimovic scored two great goals himself to give the home side all the momentum.
The USMNT finished out their 2013 on the road with a loss against Austria this evening. Though Jurgen Klinsmann played a mix and match side in terms of regulars and substitutes, his side was unable to overcome an Austrian team that scored the only goal halfway through the first half after a nice buildup down the right hand side.
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to congratulate current teammate Per Mertesacker as well as former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo on their international victories. Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo took on Sweden in the second leg of their World Cup Playoff, a game that had far more importance than Germany's friendly against England at Wembley.
One of the most exciting aspects of playing Career Mode in FIFA 14 is the ability to use the Global Transfer Network to scout, pursue, and ultimately sign the high potential players you need to make the best squad possible as you move forward each year.
The new Global Transfer Network give FIFA 14 players that added bit of realism into Career Mode, which makes signing players a bit more interesting than in years past.
Even after Manchester City appointed Manuel Pellegrini, who had no Premier League experience, the club was made as one of the favourites to win the title. Fast forward 11 games into the season and City find themselves in a distant eighth place. Of course, it is still early in the season, but City are already six points behind the table leaders.
Carlo Ancelotti has had a career that most people would die for: he has played for and managed some of the biggest clubs in the world. After a playing career that saw him represent clubs like Milan, he has gone on to manage big clubs like AC Milan, Juventus, Paris St Germain, and perhaps the biggest of all, Real Madrid.
Manchester United are unbeaten in nine matches, but the Premier League holders still find themselves in fifth place, five points off leaders Arsenal. After a concerning start under new manager David Moyes, United have seemingly managed to get themselves back to their winning ways, but are they back on track?
French midfielder Paul Pogba joined Italian champions Juventus on a free transfer from Manchester United in 2012. United are probably still hurt by the loss, as Pogba is regarded as one of the extraordinary talents who does not come often. He is widely regarded as the next Patrick Vieira, who has rubbed salt into the wounds of United by saying that Manchester City should have signed the youngster.
Roberto Soldado left the comfort of Valencia and Spain to join London side Tottenham Hotspur in the summer after enjoying a 30 goal season from 46 appearances across all competitions. Though he hasn't hit that same goal-scoring form since making the move to England, Soldado has scored 4 times in the Premier League from 11 appearances - with three goals coming from the penalty spot.
Much like the 2012-13 season, Milan is off to an abysmal start. The Rossoneri currently sit in 10th place in Serie A, having managed just 13 points through its first 12 matches and is 15 points back of the last Champions League place.
The season has been marred by a host of injuries to some of the club's most important players including Stephan El Shaarawy and Mattia De Sciglio.
Football Daily put together an excellent list of the top 10 European Playmakers recently, highlighting the players that have created the most chances for their teams over the past five years. The statistics take into account the opportunities created as well as all assists made between 2008 and 2013.
Liverpool star Steven Gerrard has teamed up with Microsoft and Xbox One to help promote the launch of their brand new system this month. The premise behind the commercial is for Steven Gerrard to invite Xbox fans around the world to a brand new generation of gaming. In the short clip, Gerrard invites a 16 year old fan from the crowd down on the pitch to join him.