Defending hasn't been at the top of the agenda for plenty of teams at the World Cup so far, but there has still been enough opportunity for centre-backs to shine.
Pretty much all of the world's leading club sides will have scouts over in Brazil, and for Premier League champions Manchester City, buying a central defender to partner Vincent Kompany is sure to be near the top of their agenda.
That is especially the case after top target Eliaquim Mangala seemed to rule himself out of a move to the Etihad Stadium, as per The Guardian's Jamie Jackson.
So which defenders should City be looking at in South America? Who has done the most to catch their eye so far?
Here we run the rule over five players who could well prove to be Kompany's perfect partner.