Ahead of England's visit on Sunday, Peterjon Creswell takes a trip to Trnava, the heartland of Slovakian football.
Continuity is key for Antonio Conte's successor, as Italy look to build on solid foundations.
Two wins, nine goals and table toppers for the first time in 38 years, all hail Las Palmas.
Bayern Munich face little resistance in the seasonal opener against Werder Bremen.
A testing World Cup qualifier in the rarefied heights of Quito will provide a tough baptism for new Brazil coach Tite.
Peterjon Creswell visits Stade Louis II, home of Monaco which on Sunday hosts French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
New coaches and major moves shake up Bundesliga's moribund title race
Sevilla scored six in a ten goal thriller against Espanyol on what was a thrilling opening weekend to the Spanish season.
Brian Glanville, a longstanding and trenchant critic of Joao Havelange, bids farewell to the former Fifa president.
Another great season for Cristiano Ronaldo was capped off with success in the Champions League and Euro 2016.