In the last of the three features ahead of Matchdays 9 and 10 in the McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy, FIFA.com looks at the coaches, goalkeepers and defenders available for selection.
England's John Terry, Kim Chi Woo of Korea Republic and Iceland's Indridi Sigurdsson were among the top five defenders on Matchday 8, and all three are available for the forthcoming two rounds. Costa Rican defensive pair Jose Fernandez and Roy Myrie, and Uruguay's Diego Lugano, also impressed last time out, and will look to do the same on Matchday 9. The aforementioned players proved that managers should never underestimate the potential for defenders to score major points. Remember, a defender earns seven points for a clean sheet and 12 for a goal.
The safest hands
Nineteen of the top 20 goalkeepers from Matchday 8 scored 14 points. Although their returns were equal, what proved crucial for Fantasy managers was the price paid per goalkeeper. Costa Rica's Keylor Navas was the biggest bargain, while the likes of Brazil's Julio Cesar, Australia's Mark Schwarzer and USA's Tim Howard were among the most expensive purchases.
A coach returns nine points for a victory, but these points can be doubled if it comes against a higher-placed team on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. In addition, you will be awarded a score based on how many players from your starting XI (after any automatic substitutions) play on the matchday. You earn two points per player, but get deducted one for every one of your starting players that is not fielded.
Did you know: Going into Matchday 9, Australia have yet to concede a goal in the final round of Asian qualififying.
Potential defensive shutouts: Iceland-Netherlands, Kazakhstan-England, Slovakia-San Marino, Japan-Qatar, Qatar-Australia, Australia-Bahrain, USA-Honduras, Nigeria-Kenya, Argentina-Colombia.
Defender watch list: Jose Fernandez (Costa Rica), Diego Lugano (Uruguay), Lucio (Brazil), Daniel Alves (Brazil), Lars Jacobsen (Denmark), Joris Mathijsen (Netherlands), John Terry (England), Martin Skrtel (Slovakia), Pepe (Portugal), Nemanja Vidic (Serbia), Lucas Neill (Australia), Marcus Tulio Tanaka (Japan), Carlos Bocanegra (USA), Emmanuel Eboue (Côte d'Ivoire), Danny Shittu (Nigeria), Rigobert Song (Cameroon).
Goalkeeper watch list: Julio Cesar (Brazil), Mark Schwarzer (Australia), Lee Woon Jae (Korea Republic), Keylor NAVAS (Costa Rica), Renny Vega (Venezuela), Igor Akinfeev (Russia), Shay Given (Ireland), Stipe Pletikosa (Croatia), Maarten Stekelenburg (Netherlands).
Coach watch list: Carlos De Los Cobos (El Salvador), Cesar Farias (Venezuela), Oscar Tabarez (Uruguay), Roger Lemerre (Morocco), Giovanni Trapattoni (Republic of Ireland), Kim Jong Hun (Korea DPR.
Matchday 9 deadline: 02:00 (GMT), 06 June, 2009
Matchday 10 deadline:04:00 (GMT), 10 June, 2009