September set to sizzle
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As the end of 2009 approaches, FIFA World Cup™ qualification action is heating up in football loving countries all over the world. September's qualifiers are as large in number as they are high in temperature with South American derbies, Asian play-offs, European tussles and African duels. Here's how you can best enjoy all the qualification action on FIFA.com.

McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy
Over 75 FIFA World Cup qualifiers take place between 5 and 10 September, making for an absolute frenzy of activity in the land of McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy. Fantasy managers are racing around the pages of statistics, head-to-heads and news in their attempt to pick the winning formula. Be sure to read the build-up articles surrounding matchdays 12 and 13; the articles are loaded with useful tips, statistics and news.

Matchday 12 deadline: 5 September 2009, 00:00 (GMT)
Matchday 13 deadline: 8 September 2009, 00:00 (GMT)

McDonald's FIFA World Cup Predictor
The 20 fixtures being covered by FIFA World Leagues Predictor in September have been carefully selected to challenge the thousands of predictors trying to win their way to a seat in the stands at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Make your predictions before the deadline, be sure to play your joker for potential bonus points and hold on tight until the scores come rolling in.

Matchday 12 deadline: 5 September 2009, 00:00 (GMT)
Matchday 13 deadline: 8 September 2009, 00:00 (GMT)

Follow the games live
Eager to keep an eye on all the live scores and major action across all 75 qualifiers? Then be sure to log into the EMIRATES MatchCast. The MatchCast allows fans to follow all the live qualification fixtures in one place. You can view live scores, read live commentary, view team line-ups and even scroll through up-to-the-minute photo-galleries. If you want to have your say while watching the matches unfold, you can share your views with other fans through the MatchCast's live FanChat.

By December, 2009 the 32 teams who will take part in the 2010 FIFA World Cup will be finalised. Until then, enjoy all the qualification drama, right here on FIFA.com.