No-one can argue that the start to the qualifying race for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ has not been dramatic. Who'd have thought that Paraguay would be leading the way in South America, with Argentina and Brazil trailing in their wake?

In Europe, would anyone have expected Portugal to have been on the same number of points as Albania? France to be behind Lithuania and, after failing to qualify for UEFA EURO 2008, did anyone expect England to take maximum points from four games, particularly after tricky trips to Croatia and Belarus?

Mexican fans must be tearing their hair out after the recent loss to Jamaica and the 2-2 draw with Canada. Is Sven-Goran Eriksson's honeymoon period over? Which two teams will qualify from Group 2? And will it be Guatemala or Trinidad and Tobago in the hexagonal?

Socceroo supporters must be fairly delighted with the start that Pim Verbeek has made, but Japan fans are you satisfied with Takeshi Okada? Africans - what do you think of the seedings for the draw on 22 October - and which teams do you think will be present at the first African FIFA World Cup.

And, not forgetting the Kiwis! Have Ricki Herbert's side shown what it takes to reach the book their tickets to the showpiece of world football for the first time since 1982?

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