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Thursday, November 13, 2008

2010 WC: Seeding formula based on current standings (12 November 2008)

Seeded teams for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

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

Iran/Korea Republic/Serbia/Denmark/Slovakia/Croatia replace Qatar/Korea DPR/Lithuania/Albania/Poland/Ukraine
 1 Germany        60.3 30.3 30.0
2 Brazil 58.3 29.3 29.0
3 Italy 57.3 27.3 30.0
4 Spain 56.3 25.3 31.0
5 England 50.3 26.3 24.0
6 Argentina 49.7 21.0 28.7
7 Netherlands 43.0 14.7 28.3
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8 Mexico 36.3 19.3 17.0
9 Croatia 35.0 9.0 26.0
10 Turkey 32.7 10.0 22.7
11 Paraguay 31.3 11.7 19.7
12 USA 30.7 13.7 17.0
13 Russia 25.7 3.0 22.7
14 Ghana 24.3 13.3 11.0
15 Cameroon 23.3 3.0 20.3
16 Japan 22.0 13.3 8.7
17 Greece 21.0 0.0 21.0
18 Nigeria 20.7 2.7 18.0
19 Korea Republic 19.7 15.7 4.0
20 Israel 19.3 0.0 19.3
21 Denmark 18.7 7.7 11.0
22 Australia 18.3 11.3 7.0
23 Uruguay 18.0 2.7 15.3
24 Cote d'Ivoire 17.7 6.0 11.7
25 Egypt 15.3 0.0 15.3
26 Iran 12.3 5.3 7.0
27 Serbia 12.3 0.0 12.3
28 Saudi Arabia 10.7 8.0 2.7
29 Chile 8.0 0.0 8.0
30 Slovakia 4.3 0.0 4.3
31 South Africa 4.0 3.0 1.0
32 Honduras 4.0 0.0 4.0

Top 7 + South Africa seeded.

The pots:

Pot 1: Argentina, Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain
Pot 2: Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Israel, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey
Pot 3: Australia, Honduras, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, USA
Pot 4: Cameroon, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Paraguay, Uruguay

Possible draw (using random.org):

Group A: South Africa, Turkey, USA, Paraguay
Group B: Spain, Serbia, Korea Republic, Uruguay
Group C: Netherlands, Russia, Australia, Egypt
Group D: Argentina, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Ghana
Group E: Brazil, Slovakia, Iran, Nigeria
Group F: Italy, Denmark, Japan, Cote d'Ivoire
Group G: Germany, Croatia, Honduras, Cameroon
Group H: England, Israel, Mexico, Chile

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