Can you manage the pressure?

As teams edge closer to a spot at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the matches are becoming tougher and results less predictable. Fantasy managers will certainly need to display exceptional foresight if they hope to win the grand prize: a trip for two to South Africa 2010.

Remember, you can make unlimited transfers, provided you remain within budget, so make sure to field players who are most likely to shine in all ten Matchday 6 fixtures. Deadline for Matchday 6 is 11 February 00:00 (GMT).

Looking Back
reduardo won Matchday 5. Central to his victory was appointing Trinidad and Tobago's Keon Daniel as his captain. The midfielder returned 34 points for reduardo's Aguilas RFC. Second-placed emersons finished eight points behind first. In third, ColpoGrosso will be regretting his striker selection as the forward duo cost him the round, scoring only seven points between them.

With 12 matchdays left, 42 points are all that separate the top 20 fantasy managers overall, while the top 100 managers are separated by just 93 points!

Top games to watch
This matchday sees USA host Mexico at Crew Stadium. Bob Bradley's men have never lost a FIFA World Cup qualifier in this arena, nor have they conceded a goal against El Tri there. Will you play against the odds and tip Mexican stars to stand out, or is a USA defence the best way to score?

Currently averaging 2.7-goals-a-game both home and away, Costa Rica are serious about earning a place at the FIFA World Cup. However, they face a confident Honduras team capable of beating big teams when it matters most. Managers would do well to consider key players from either side.

In Asia's Group 2, leaders Korea Republic travel to second-placed Iran. The Iranians are undefeated in their last three home matches against the Taeguk Warriors.  However, Huh Jung-Moo is determined to coach Korea Republic into the history books. This difficult-to-predict match could well include some surprising individual performances.

Australia are undefeated in Asia's Group 1, while second-placed Japan have stumbled of late, losing to Bahrain in a 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualifier. Is your side better off with some Socceroos in it or are you leaning towards picking some of the Blue Samurai's best talent?

In Europe, Republic of Ireland face a Georgia team that are winless in five international outings. Giovanni Trapattoni's side must win this match to go joint-top of Group 8 with Italy. Is an Irish attack destined to score big points?

Matchday 6: (make sure that your squad is selected from the teams below)
Iran-Korea Republic
Korea DPR-Saudi Arabia
El Salvador-Trinidad and Tobago
Costa Rica-Honduras
Republic of Ireland-Georgia
San Marino-Northern Ireland

Unsure of match outcomes? Visit our FIFA World Cup Predictor game and view statistics on the above matches.