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.
With the South Africa 2010 field now completed, FIFA.com looks at the stories behind the numbers from a record-breaking qualifying phase.
South American qualifying for South Africa ended with Uruguay and Chile making their returns to the top alongside Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.
Argentina avenged their defeat in the inaugural FIFA World Cup Final 79 years ago to qualify for South Africa and leave Uruguay facing a play-off.
Despite already sealing a berth at South Africa 2010 Paraguay missed the opportunity to finish at the top of the standings with a loss to Colombia.