Arsene Wenger has refused to rule Theo Walcott and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain out of Arsenal's Premier League trip to Liverpool on Sunday.
Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich will be without Xabi Alonso and Robert Lewandowski for Friday's encounter with Mainz.
Cruz Azul coach Luis Fernando Tena wants his side to build on the experience of facing Real Madrid and beat Auckland City on Saturday.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is unconcerned that talks have yet to begin over a new contract with the Premier League club.
Nigeria striker Ikechukwu Uche has signed a two-year contract extension with Villarreal to keep him at the La Liga side until 2017.
Sheffield United and Yeovil Town return to League One action on Saturday after their midweek cup heroics.
Goalkeeper Iker Casillas is set to make his 700th Real Madrid appearance in Saturday's Club World Cup final against San Lorenzo.
Roberto Carlos claims that Cristiano Ronaldo should be selected as the Ballon d'Or winner ahead of Lionel Messi.
Gus Poyet has warned Sunderland's hierarchy that another relegation battle looms unless they invest during the January transfer window.
Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has confirmed that Marouane Chamakh is set to miss the next few weeks due to injury.
World champions Germany will end the year at the top of the FIFA rankings.
Kevin Mirallas will miss Everton's Premier League clash with Southampton on Saturday, but his ankle injury is not as bad as first feared.
Bolton Wanderers striker Max Clayton will miss the rest of the Championship season after undergoing cruciate knee ligament surgery.
Yohan Cabaye was pleased to get a full game under his belt as Paris Saint-Germain beat Ajaccio 3-1 in the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday.
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp feels his side can build on Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg despite conceding a late equaliser.
Veteran Adelaide United fullback Cassio appears to have played his last game for the club after Reds coach Josep Gombau slammed the Brazilian following their FFA Cup triumph over Perth Glory.
Petr Cech believes the current Chelsea squad has the potential to become the greatest in the club's history.
Phil Moss and his Central Coast Mariners must be wary of a backlash this weekend when they visit A-League leaders Perth Glory, who have the pain of defeat in the inaugural FFA Cup final still fresh in their minds.
The battle for bragging rights in Victoria's capital is set to grab the spotlight in Round 11 of the A-League this weekend, when John van 't Schip's Melbourne City look to halt the momentum of Kevin Muscat's free-scoring Melbourne Victory side.
Newcastle United are facing a goalkeeper crisis ahead of Sunday's derby with Sunderland after Jak Alnwick sustained a shoulder injury.