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Friday, August 7, 2009

2010 World Cup: Seeding formula based on current standings (7 August 2009)

Seeded teams for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

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

No changes.

Croatia miss the UEFA playoffs as worst runner-ups (see Wikipedia).

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 51.7 26.3 25.3
6 Argentina 49.0 21.0 28.0
7 France 48.3 23.3 25.0
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8 Netherlands 43.3 14.7 28.7
9 Mexico 37.0 19.3 17.7
10 USA 35.0 13.7 21.3
11 Switzerland 33.0 15.3 17.7
12 Paraguay 31.3 11.7 19.7
13 Ghana 27.7 13.3 14.3
14 Russia 26.7 3.0 23.7
15 Australia 26.0 11.3 14.7
16 Japan 25.7 13.3 12.3
17 Korea Republic 25.0 15.7 9.3
18 Denmark 23.3 7.7 15.7
19 Greece 23.3 0.0 23.3
20 Serbia 23.0 5.3 17.7
21 Côte d'Ivoire 22.0 6.0 16.0
22 Scotland 17.0 0.0 17.0
23 Tunisia 15.7 8.7 7.0
24 Costa Rica 15.0 8.3 6.7
25 Saudi Arabia 13.0 8.0 5.0
26 Chile 13.0 0.0 13.0
27 Honduras 8.3 0.0 8.3
28 Slovakia 7.7 0.0 7.7
29 Gabon 6.0 0.0 6.0
30 South Africa 5.7 3.0 2.7
31 Algeria 4.0 0.0 4.0
32 Korea DPR 1.0 0.0 1.0
Top 7 + South Africa seeded.

Pot 1: Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Spain
Pot 2: Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland
Pot 3: Australia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Mexico, Saudi Arabia
Pot 4: Algeria, Chile, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Paraguay, Tunisia
Special pot: USA

For an explanation regarding the special pot, see this World Cup seeding post.

Possible draw (using random.org):

Group A: South Africa, Greece, Costa Rica, Paraguay
Group B: Argentina, Slovakia, Korea DPR, USA
Group C: Brazil, Serbia, Japan, Algeria
Group D: England, Russia, Australia, Ghana
Group E: Spain, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Chile
Group F: Italy, Scotland, Honduras, Gabon
Group G: France, Denmark, Mexico, Tunisia
Group H: Germany, Switzerland, Korea Republic, Côte d'Ivoire

2 comments:

  1. The schedule for the WC2010 has all the games listed in the format A1 v A2 etc. Do you know if the 1s and 2s, 3 and 4s relate to the seeding within that group?

    This would mean that the first round games in each group appear to have the top two seeds facing each other.

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  2. As far as I can remember, they also draw the position in the group. So that won't be the case - having the top two seeds facing each other in the first round games.

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