Ilirqorri goes top as trio tie

Ilirqorri replaced diegojuva atop of the McDonald's FIFA World Cup Predictor thanks to a solid 303-point return on Matchday 10. Fellow contenders Schwitzkaste and Josedust8a disappointed, although they narrowly survived dropping out of a top ten which welcomed some new faces. Special mention must go to Felipe87, whose 498-point haul catapulted him 85 places into 16th overall.

Matchday winners
There was a three-way tie for first place on Matchday 10, with trator, Felipe87 and casperozhead all finishing on 498 points. They all made a perfect ten predictions and earned bonus points for a correct scoreline.

The highlights
Ecuador's shock defeat of Argentina returned 84 points for the winning trio, with trator and Felipe87 also correctly anticipating a 2-0 result in Quito. Over in Recife, Brazil's reverse of Paraguay carried a 25-point reward. 

Despite being a man down with ten minutes to play, Saudi Arabia managed to hold the Asian Zone's Group 2 leaders Korea Republic to a 0-0 draw, which earned its backers 78 points. In Europe's Group 9, FYR Macedonia's win over Iceland was worth 66 points.

It may be unlucky for some, but the 13th minute proved fortuitous for Honduras. It was then that Carlos Pavon struck the only goal against El Salvador to earn his country's backers 40 points. Mexico's narrow victory over Trinidad and Tobago returned 18 points.

The next FIFA World Cup Predictor matchday is in September. Fixtures will be published on two weeks before it begins.