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Friday, September 4, 2009

2010 World Cup: Seeding formula based on the latest FIFA Rankings (4 September 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.

Bahrain replace Saudi Arabia. That's a bit ironic :)

Rank in the seeding table - Country - Total - Performance points - FIFA Ranking Points
 1 Brazil         59.7 29.3 30.3
2 Germany 59.3 30.3 29.0
3 Italy 56.7 27.3 29.3
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 47.0 23.3 23.7
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8 Netherlands 43.0 14.7 28.3
9 Mexico 34.3 19.3 15.0
10 Croatia 33.7 9.0 24.7
11 USA 33.0 13.7 19.3
12 Switzerland 28.3 15.3 13.0
13 Paraguay 28.3 11.7 16.7
14 Czech Republic 28.0 6.0 22.0
15 Russia 25.7 3.0 22.7
16 Ghana 23.0 13.3 9.7
17 Australia 23.0 11.3 11.7
18 Korea Republic 21.7 15.7 6.0
19 Japan 21.3 13.3 8.0
20 Greece 20.3 0.0 20.3
21 Serbia 20.0 5.3 14.7
22 Denmark 19.7 7.7 12.0
23 Cameroon 18.7 3.0 15.7
24 Côte d'Ivoire 18.0 6.0 12.0
25 Nigeria 17.3 2.7 14.7
26 Uruguay 16.0 2.7 13.3
27 Costa Rica 13.0 8.3 4.7
28 Egypt 13.0 0.0 13.0
29 Chile 9.3 0.0 9.3
30 South Africa 5.7 3.0 2.7
31 Bahrain 2.3 0.0 2.3
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, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Mexico, USA
Pot 4: Cameroon, Chile, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Paraguay, Uruguay

Possible draw (using random.org):

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

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