Holland has enjoyed yet another superb season of football in the Eredivisie, with a number of talents making their mark. Out of the many that shone, eleven were judged worthy of a place in the Team of the Season. We present them.
Hull City are back in the Premier League and the Tigers are basking in top flight status once again. To survive though Hull must avoid repeating the mistakes of their last spell in England's highest tier.
Football in India is popular, with thousands of youngsters keen on regular coaching to improve their skills. The Sport Esprit academy has brought talents like Dilsher Singh Sandhu closer to their Premier League dreams.
Luis Suarez is kicking his heels on the sidelines and will be for the first six games of next season. The Liverpool striker's lengthy ban for biting an opponent has been widely debated, and it could even force him to leave English football.
Despite winning the Premier League last season, Manchester City's first top flight title for 44 years, manager Roberto Mancini has been sacked. His departure shows the Citizens have learned little from their neighbours Manchester United.
FIFA are pushing ahead with processes to reform their organisation and there are many reasons to be positive about the prospects. However, some obstacles still need to be overcome to create a new-look FIFA.
Middlesbrough slumped badly during the second half of the season under Tony Mowbray. At one point Boro looked like promotion contenders, but now Mowbray must try again to replicate the success of Steve McClaren's tenure.
Atletico Mineiro are an entertaining side intent on scoring goals galore in this year's Copa Libertadores. However, to have any chance of silverware, they must tighten up in defence.
Argentine football is a veritable talent factory, with new crops emerging on a regular basis. Who are those youngsters who have made the breakthrough in the Torneo Final? We take a look at the top five starlets.
David Moyes has been handed arguably the most impossible job in world football: succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. The former Everton boss walks into an extreme pressure cooker atmosphere at Old Trafford.
Sir Alex Ferguson may have opted to retire as Manchester United manager, but the man who presided over 26 years of incredible success is set to see his influence continue to shape the Red Devils, even from the boardroom.
David Beckham's arrival at Paris Saint-Germain grabbed headlines around the world. But while the Englishman has undoubtedly brought much off the pitch, his worth on it is open to greater debate.
Gareth Bale has been feted and showered with awards. The Welshman is powering Tottenham's push for Champions League football. Whether they achieve it could be pivotal to his future and shape the club as a whole.
In 2007, Royston Drenthe compared himself to Lionel Messi. Five years on he was on the verge of retiring. Now Drenthe is rebuilding at Russian side Alania Vladikavkaz.
Fans could have been forgiven for laughing once or twice as Boca Juniors met Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores, but amidst the slapstick comedy, the Argentine powerhouses grabbed a crucial victory.
Paolo Di Canio has had a revitalising effect on Sunderland since he succeeded Martin O'Neill as manager. The Italian can drag the Black Cats into the modern Premier League era and reverse the club's decline.
Ex-Boca stars Guillermo and Gustavo Barros Schelotto are guiding Lanus impressively. And given the performance of rookie boss Guillermo, it could just be a matter of time until he is back at La Bombonera.
Newcastle's comprehensive 6-0 defeat at home against Liverpool has left the Magpies with relegation worries, despite a recruitment push in January to boost the club's French contingent. Now fingers are being pointed at boss Alan Pardew.
Under a year after leaving Arsenal for Man Utd, Robin van Persie returned to the Emirates Stadium as a Premier League winner. For Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, the presence of the Dutchman surely brought about nerves.
Montreal Impact have some of the most passionate fans in the MLS and have created a San Siro-esque atmosphere to make Italian stars Alessandro Nesta, Marco Di Vaio and Matteo Ferrari feel at home. And it is paying dividends.
Switzerland international striker Innocent Emeghara is lighting up Serie A with Siena, having joined the club from Ligue 1 outfit Lorient. Tipped for big things, Emeghara's journey to the top has not been easy. We interviewed the hitman.
Argentine club Velez Sarsfield are one of the shrewdest operators in the transfer market in South America and this season is seeing Ricardo Gareca's men put together a real tilt at the Copa Libertadores.
Saint-Etienne won the Coupe de la Ligue and Christophe Galtier's side could bag a Champions League spot. But keeping hold of their talents will be a tricky task indeed.
Sir Alex Ferguson led Man Utd to a 20th top flight title in style. The man-manager extraordinaire used the seeds of last season's defeat to imbue his side with a winning desire.
While Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson has presided over an era of success at Old Trafford, his former players have failed to bottle his secret formula for their own managerial forays. That could change with Gary Neville and Phil Neville.
Sao Paulo's legendary 40-year-old goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni may be bowing out of the game at the end of year, but he is determined to help his side push hard for the Copa Libertadores. And he has already played a vital role.
Rangers have faced a turbulent season, demoted to the Scottish Third Division and with off the pitch issues still grabbing the headlines. But amid the rubble, boss Ally McCoist has made real progress in rebuilding the Gers.
Leeds United have wasted little time in appointing a successor to Neil Warnock, bringing in former Reading boss Brian McDermott. A thoughtful manager, McDermott will be targeting promotion to the Premier League.