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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

2010 WC: Seeding formula (January update)

I switched to English this month, because not many people can read Romanian. Alas...

Seeded teams for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

You all know the system, so here's the table. Egypt replaces Senegal.

1 Brazil 60.3 29.3 31
2 Germany 58.3 30.3 28
3 Italy 57.3 27.3 30
4 Spain 54.3 25.3 29
5 Argentina 53.0 21.0 32
6 France 49.3 23.3 26
7 England 47.3 26.3 21
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8 Portugal 47.3 22.3 25
9 Netherlands 38.7 14.7 24
10 Mexico 37.3 19.3 18
11 Czech Republic 33.0 6.0 27
12 Croatia 32.0 9.0 23
13 USA 28.0 13.7 14.3
14 Turkey 27.0 10.0 17
15 Paraguay 24.7 11.7 13
16 Japan 22.3 13.3 9
17 Greece 22.0 0.0 22
18 Korea Republic 20.7 15.7 5
19 Romania 20.0 0.0 20
20 Scotland 19.0 0.0 19
21 Nigeria 17.3 2.7 14.7
22 Colombia 16.0 0.0 16
23 Australia 15.3 11.3 4
24 Cameroon 15.0 3.0 12
25 Uruguay 13.7 2.7 11
26 Cote d'Ivoire 13.3 6.0 7.3
27 Iran 11.3 5.3 6
28 Saudi Arabia 10.0 8.0 2
29 Guinea 10.0 0.0 10
30 Egypt 7.7 0.0 7.7
31 South Africa 4.0 3.0 1
32 Honduras 3.0 0.0 3


Top 7 + South Africa seeded. England and Portugal tied - I chose England as seed because of their superior past WC performance.

The pots:

Pot A: Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Spain
Pot B: Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Turkey
Pot C : Australia, Honduras, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, USA
Pot D: Cameroon, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea, Nigeria, Paraguay, Uruguay

Possible draw:

Group A : South Africa, Romania, Iran, Uruguay
Group B: Germany, Portugal, USA, Guinea
Group C: Argentina, Greece, Mexico, Egypt
Group D: Brazil, Czech Republic, Australia, Cameroon
Group E : France, Croatia, Saudi Arabia, Colombia
Group F: Italy, Scotland, Honduras, Nigeria
Group G: Spain, Netherlands, Japan, Cote d'Ivoire
Group H: England, Turkey, Korea Republic, Paraguay

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