An attack comprising Karim Benzema, Luis Suarez and Islam Slimani, who seized 44 points between them, powered amine1milan to the highest Matchday 2 score and a fantastic prize. An adidas 2014 FIFA World Cup brazuca ball, a signed captain’s armband from a match Brazil 2014, and a PlayStation®3 copy of the EA SPORTS™ 2014 FIFA World Cup game are on their way to the Algerian, who collected 24 points for selecting Ivan Perisic as captain.
rtrujillo came second to win an Argentina national team replica jersey and a PlayStation®3 copy of the EA SPORTS™ 2014 FIFA World Cup game. All six of the Mexican’s defensive players – Guillermo Ochoa, Miguel Layun, Rafael Marquez, Marcos Rojo, Eugenio Mena and Daniel van Buyen – hit double-digits, while having Benzema as skipper was worth 32 points.
politika1 finished Matchday 2 in third, earning a PlayStation®3 copy of the EA SPORTS™ 2014 FIFA World Cup game.
amine1milan may have picked up a whopping 143 points, but the competitor is 34 points shy of new leader ranttis, who has 270. j.el_campeon is seven points off the pace, while welliott and erHawy8 are joint-third on 261 points.
Most valuable signing: Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria)
The only outfield member of the Algeria squad based in Africa, the little-known 27-year-old cost just 1m – and not many coached elected to part with that to sign him. Those who did will have been extremely satisfied after Algeria’s second run-out in Brazil. As well as picking up a couple of points for winning back possession against Korea Repulic, Djabou scored and got an assist in a 4-2 victory, earning himself 14 points in the process.
Disappointing purchases: Hulk (Brazil), Cesc Fabregas (Spain), Jackson Martinez (Colombia) and Lukas Podolski (Germany) cost a cool 7.5m apiece. The quarter returned zero points between them.
Highest points-scoring teams: Croatia (114 points), Chile (112), Nigeria (103)
Niko Kovac’s charges thrashed Cameroon 4-0. Five of them seized over ten points, with Vedran Corluka (17) leading the way followed by Mario Mandzukic, Danijel Pranjic (both 13), Ivan Perisic (12) and Dejan Lovren (11).
Players to watch for in the second set of matches
With a -4 goal difference, Portugal simply have to go for goals against Ghana. Cristiano Ronaldo is certainly capable of scoring them, but the Iberians’ need to attack could leave gaps for Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan, who were both on target against Germany, to exploit.
Not too late
Click the prizes link to the right to see the superb prizes on offer for the second set of matches at Brazil 2014. And remember, if you haven't picked a team already, it's not too late to enter.