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Friday, August 7, 2009

2010 World Cup: Seeding formula based on the latest FIFA Rankings (7 August 2009)

Seeded teams for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

Qualified teams determined using only the latest FIFA rankings.

Already qualified: South Africa, Japan, Australia, Korea Republic, Netherlands, Korea DPR.

Rank in the seeding table - Country - Total - Performance points - FIFA Ranking Points
 1 Germany        59.7 30.3 29.3
2 Brazil 59.7 29.3 30.3
3 Italy 56.3 27.3 29.0
4 Spain 56.0 25.3 30.7
5 England 50.7 26.3 24.3
6 Argentina 49.0 21.0 28.0
7 France 47.3 23.3 24.0
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8 Netherlands 43.0 14.7 28.3
9 Mexico 33.7 19.3 14.3
10 Croatia 33.3 9.0 24.3
11 USA 32.7 13.7 19.0
12 Switzerland 29.0 15.3 13.7
13 Paraguay 29.0 11.7 17.3
14 Czech Republic 27.0 6.0 21.0
15 Russia 25.7 3.0 22.7
16 Ghana 22.7 13.3 9.3
17 Australia 22.3 11.3 11.0
18 Korea Republic 21.7 15.7 6.0
19 Japan 21.3 13.3 8.0
20 Greece 20.7 0.0 20.7
21 Denmark 20.0 7.7 12.3
22 Serbia 19.7 5.3 14.3
23 Cameroon 19.0 3.0 16.0
24 Côte d'Ivoire 18.3 6.0 12.3
25 Nigeria 17.7 2.7 15.0
26 Uruguay 17.0 2.7 14.3
27 Egypt 13.0 0.0 13.0
28 Costa Rica 12.3 8.3 4.0
29 Saudi Arabia 11.7 8.0 3.7
30 Chile 8.7 0.0 8.7
31 South Africa 5.0 3.0 2.0
32 Korea DPR 1.0 0.0 1.0
Top 7 + South Africa seeded.

The pots:

Pot 1: Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Spain
Pot 2: Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland
Pot 3: Australia, Costa Rica, Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, USA
Pot 4: Cameroon, Chile, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Paraguay, Uruguay

Possible draw (using random.org):

Group A: South Africa, Greece, Korea Republic, Chile
Group B: Germany, Czech Republic, Japan, Côte d'Ivoire
Group C: Spain, Serbia, USA, Egypt
Group D: France, Netherlands, Mexico, Paraguay
Group E: England, Croatia, Australia, Ghana
Group F: Italy, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay
Group G: Brazil, Russia, Korea DPR, Cameroon
Group H: Argentina, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Nigeria

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