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Friday, June 12, 2009

2014 FIFA World Cup seeding for UEFA teams (10 June 2009)

Next update: June 29th, 2009.

The preliminary draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup took place on November 25th, 2007 and used the November 2007 FIFA ranking.

Assumptions:

- UEFA will again have 13 spots
- UEFA will again use the system with 9 groups
- FIFA will use the FIFA ranking to seed the teams
- FIFA will hold the draw in November 2011

The November 2011 FIFA ranking will include matches played between November 2007 and November 2011. We already have the "0.2" part (matches played between November 2007 and November 2008) - that's basically 10% of the final ranking and a bit of the "0.3" part (matches played between November 2008 and November 2009). A lot can and will change before November 2011 as there are many matches to be played involving European teams: 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2010 FIFA World Cup, EURO 2012 qualifiers and plenty of friendlies.

UEFA will only use the national team coefficient for the European Championships draws (qualifying and final tournament).

This is the November 2011 ranking (for UEFA only) using matches played up to and including June 10th, 2009 and matches scheduled up to November 2009 (only those on fifa.com).

The "0.3" part is computed this way: points gained / (number of matches played + scheduled).

Netherlands take top spot at the expense of Spain.
Ukraine replace Switzerland in the first pot.
Macedonia replace Belgium in the fourth pot.
Georgia replace Kazakhstan in the fifth pot.
 1  2 Netherlands         304
2 1 Spain 293
3 8 Russia 203
4 5 England 188
5 3 Germany 186
6 4 Croatia 185
7 6 Serbia 182
8 6 Denmark 172
9 14 Ukraine 162
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10 10 Italy 160
11 9 Switzerland 158
12 11 Greece 152
13 12 France 151
14 13 Bulgaria 149
15 15 Israel 147
16 16 Republic of Ireland 142
16 18 Portugal 142
18 17 Bosnia-Herzegovina 141
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19 19 Turkey 134
20 20 Northern Ireland 126
21 21 Slovakia 121
22 22 Czech Republic 118
23 25 Sweden 115
23 23 Romania 115
25 24 Hungary 112
26 26 Poland 105
27 27 Latvia 100
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28 38 FYR Macedonia 99
29 28 Lithuania 95
30 31 Belarus 89
30 29 Scotland 89
32 30 Austria 87
33 32 Wales 85
33 32 Slovenia 85
35 34 Montenegro 83
36 35 Finland 80
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37 36 Belgium 78
37 36 Norway 78
39 40 Estonia 64
40 39 Cyprus 61
41 41 Albania 57
42 42 Iceland 52
43 43 Luxembourg 45
44 46 Georgia 35
44 44 Armenia 35
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46 45 Kazakhstan 34
47 47 Moldova 32
48 48 Azerbaijan 24
49 49 Faroe Islands 23
50 50 Malta 21
51 51 Liechtenstein 5
52 52 Andorra 0
52 52 San Marino 0

2 comments:

  1. Hi Edgar,

    your rankings were featured on a Norwegian sports website and in the paper version of the newspaper Aftenposten today, with a link to the blog.

    http://speaker.no/article/20090616/FOTBALL/870688775/1001

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  2. Thanks Haakon!

    It's nice to see my blog popping up in the press and it's especially nice to see a journalist mentioning their source.

    Good luck to Norway!

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