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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

2010 WC: Seeding formula based on current standings (08 October 2008)

Seeded teams for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

Qualified teams determined using the current standings and the FIFA rankings.

A lot of changes...
 1 Germany       59.7 30.3 29.3
2 Brazil 59.0 29.3 29.7
3 Italy 58.0 27.3 30.7
4 Spain 56.3 25.3 31.0
5 England 50.0 26.3 23.7
6 Argentina 49.7 21.0 28.7
7 Netherlands 42.3 14.7 27.7
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8 Mexico 37.3 19.3 18.0
9 Ukraine 34.7 16.7 18.0
10 Turkey 33.7 10.0 23.7
11 USA 33.0 13.7 19.3
12 Paraguay 29.0 11.7 17.3
13 Russia 26.3 3.0 23.3
14 Ghana 26.0 13.3 12.7
15 Cameroon 25.3 3.0 22.3
16 Japan 24.0 13.3 10.7
17 Greece 22.7 0.0 22.7
18 Poland 22.3 8.7 13.7
19 Uruguay 20.3 2.7 17.7
20 Australia 20.0 11.3 8.7
21 Israel 20.0 0.0 20.0
22 Nigeria 18.3 2.7 15.7
23 Cote d'Ivoire 17.7 6.0 11.7
24 Egypt 15.7 0.0 15.7
25 Saudi Arabia 13.0 8.0 5.0
26 Chile 8.3 0.0 8.3
27 Lithuania 6.7 0.0 6.7
28 Honduras 6.3 0.0 6.3
29 South Africa 5.7 3.0 2.7
30 Qatar 3.3 0.0 3.3
31 Albania 3.0 0.0 3.0
32 Korea DPR 1.0 0.0 1.0

Top 7 + South Africa seeded.

The pots:

Pot 1: Argentina, Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain
Pot 2: Albania, Greece, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine
Pot 3: Australia, Honduras, Japan, Korea DPR, Mexico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, USA
Pot 4: Cameroon, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Paraguay, Uruguay

Possible draw (using random.org):

Group A: South Africa, Albania, Japan, Paraguay
Group B: Spain, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Group C: Brazil, Russia, Korea DPR, Cote d'Ivoire
Group D: Germany, Lithuania, Qatar, Nigeria
Group E: England, Poland, Australia, Uruguay
Group F: Italy, Israel, USA, Cameroon
Group G: Netherlands, Ukraine, Honduras, Chile
Group H: Argentina, Turkey, Mexico, Ghana

2 comments:

  1. Are the pots set in stone? i.e. will the CONCACAF and AFC qualifiers definitely fill the 3rd spot in each group?

    Trying to at least narrow down the possibilities of who will be playing which games in which cities...

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  2. No, they're not set in stone. FIFA does have a habit of changing the pot allocations.

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