The World Cup has entered the 2nd Round already. It seems not too long ago when Siphiwe Tshabalala blasted in for South Africa against Mexico on the opening day of the World Cup. At this stage of the competition, managers will have to change their team in order to gain maximum points due to the fixtures leading up from the 2nd Round up towards the final.
Firstly, the goalkeeper choice has to be a goalie that plays for a country that is likely to gain clean sheets. Julio Cesar of Brazil and Iker Casillas of Spain both have good chances of keeping a clean sheet considering the strong defence which their respective countries have minimising the chances of them conceding goals. Plus, Tim Howard would be a good, cheap alternative considering USA?s game against Ghana and then Uruguay or South Korea giving him a good chance of having a clean sheet plus his cheap price enabling managers to strength their side elsewhere.
The same goes for the defence. Picking either Brazilian or Spanish defences would be a good move due to their ability to neutralise the attacking team. This will enable managers to gain valuable points. Choosing defenders who are likely to score will be a good option too. Players like Maicon and Gerard Pique would be good options.
Choosing midfielders is less important for your side. Always spend heavily on other areas of the field. However, be sure to choose a midfielder who is cheap, gets goals and gets assists. USA?s Landon Donovan is the perfect option. Already on 2 goals and will be likely to score more against the opposition USA have. A must have in every manager?s side. Other options could be Wesley Sneijder and Andres Iniesta who are scoring goals and likely to set up other. Both are very good options.
Finally, the most important position in your side needs to be filled with the best players. First on your team sheet should be David Villa. The joint top scorer faces a tricky match versus Portugal but could be in for a goal fest against Paraguay or Japan. His striking partner is another must have, Lionel Messi. Although he hasn?t scored, he has hit the post a few times and is almost certain to break his duck against Mexico. Also, has an assist to his name and will increase this tally against Mexico and maybe against England or Germany. If any managers have three strikers, then other good options could be Robin van Persie and Luis Fabiano. Both have goals to their name and will increase their goal tally due to their sublime abilities and easy 2nd round matches. Both will give you points for scoring goals.