You know the situation: You're having a nice holiday and a meal out with your family when suddenly you spot someone from work in the same restaurant ... awkward!
Not so for Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba, as the pair looked to be getting on famously at Salt Bae's Turkish steakhouse in Dubai.
Both France and Argentina were in action on Friday, but neither star player was involved, choosing instead to have a lovely meal cooked for them.
Of course they also found time to have a deep conversation...
River Plate president Rodolfo D'Onofrio has denied reports in Spain that a deal has been reached to sell midfielder Exequiel Palacios to Real Madrid.
Diario AS said Madrid had agreed terms to sign Palacios in the winter window and a deal would be completed as early as next week.
"He has not been sold, but there is an interest from Real Madrid in Palacios," D'Onofrio told America TV.
"The Real Madrid sporting director spoke to [River Plate sporting director Enzo] Francescoli regarding their interest...
In the face of growing opposition, La Liga pleaded its case to stage a regular-season match in the United States to the fans on Thursday, wrapping the front page of the Miami Herald with a full-page advertisement declaring "Bring Us The Game."
Miami is poised to host on Jan. 26 the first La Liga regular season game held outside Spain with Barcelona taking on Girona at Hard Rock Stadium, home of NFL team the Miami Dolphins.
But FIFA, world football's governing body, the Spanish FA and a number of...