Matchday 4 of the McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy Game is upon us, and time is running out to register your players! If you've missed out on the first three instalments, fear not: there are still some fantastic prizes to be won.
The overall winner of the competition wins a trip for two to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. The highest-placed manager and his chosen companion will be given with a return economy flight to South Africa and tickets to all three group stage games of their favourite team with all hotel accommodation included!
A British pair stands on top of the pile at the moment, with imclellan out in front on 561 points and Dangermouse just eleven points behind. carlapaulina and PIRESTUGAL, both fielding three strikers in aggressive line-ups, share third place with 529 points apiece.
If you aren't happy with your current line-up, remember that there is always the option of making transfers. You can shuffle your pack around as much as you like, as long as you don't exceed your transfer budget of 100 points. And don't forget that the captain of your team scores double points, so make sure you choose your skipper with particular care!
The Fantasy XI
Currently, it looks like 5-3-2 is the way to go, with the dream team after Matchday 3 featuring Spain's Iker Casillas in goal, and an imposing defensive line of Juan Capdevila and Carles Puyol (Spain), Vasileios Torosidis (Greece), Oguchi Onyewu (USA) and Daniel Agger (Denmark). In front of them, a talented American pair of Clint Dempsey and DaMarcus Beasley are there to provide the industry in midfield, along with Serhiy Nazarenko of Ukraine.
UEFA EURO 2008 hero David Villa is hanging onto one of the striker's places, and Belgian veteran Wesley Sonck has now joined him in attack. El Salvador's Carlos de los Cobos, with 42 points so far, is still the No1 coach, although he has been joined on points by Matjaz Kek of Slovenia.
With over 7,000 names to choose from, however, there is plenty of room for you to spring a surprise in the current round.
There's also the option to create a private league for your friends to join, you can also join a public league of managers who started at the same time as you and you can issue challenges to friends, family and fellow competitors.
*McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy Game - it's fun, friendly and free to play. Don't forget to register your team or make your transfers for Matchday 4 by the deadline which is Tuesday 14 October at 16:00 CET. *