FIFA.com brings you the results of a survey of South American national team coaches made following the South Africa 2010 qualifying phase.
South America’s national coaches have given their views on the leading performers in the continental qualifying competition for the FIFA World Cup.
South American qualifying for South Africa ended with Uruguay and Chile making their returns to the top alongside Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.
Oscar Tabarez says his Uruguay side will improve considerably ahead of South Africa 2010 following their narrow play-off victory against Costa Rica.
The list of qualified teams for South Africa 2010 was completed by Uruguay, who edged out play-off opponents Costa Rica 2-1 on aggregate.
Uruguay have a FIFA World Cup™ berth within their grasp as they welcome play-off rivals Costa Rica to Montevideo but the visitors can draw hope from history as they seek to overturn a 1-0 deficit.