The Mali Football Federation confirms that Mohamed Magassouba will stay on as coach of the country's national team after two years as interim boss.
Benin captain Stephane Sessegnon leads the tributes to former Benin international and team mate Osseni Bachirou who dies at the age of 33.
Mahrez and Koulibaly also on the 30-man shortlist, which includes Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo but has no room for Luka Modric or Neymar.
Haringey's FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie with Yeovil, which was abandoned amid reports of racial abuse, is to be replayed.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Xavi, Dani Alves and Mason Mount are among the clients of two young entrepreneurs.
Libya captain Ahmad Benali hopes to see a period of calm for the national team but says the safety of people in his homeland is more important than qualifying for major tournaments.
Former Chelsea and Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho believes Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o should have been crowned the world's best player at least once.