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Monday, January 31, 2011

2014 FIFA World Cup seeding for CONCACAF teams (31 January 2011)

Next update: 11 February 2011

As usual with CONCACAF things are constantly changing. The draw won't take place on May 31st as some some papers in Central America have reported, but on July 31st. Which ranking will be used to seed the teams? Well... I don't know.

Here's the intermediate July 2011 ranking - it means the 2007 Gold Cup results are dropped, while the 2009 Gold Cup loses value. Of course, teams involved in the 2011 Gold Cup can climb depending on their performance.

 1 Honduras                        546
2 USA 530
3 Jamaica 483
4 Mexico 448
5 Costa Rica 414
6 Cuba 402
7 Trinidad and Tobago 379
8 Panama 375
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9 Antigua and Barbuda 324
10 Suriname 296
11 Guyana 282
12 Grenada 272
13 El Salvador 271
14 Haiti 256
15 St. Kitts and Nevis 217
16 Canada 207
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17 Dominica 193
18 Barbados 191
19 Guatemala 176
20 Puerto Rico 167
21 Netherlands Antilles 128
22 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 115
23 Cayman Islands 90
24 Dominican Republic 66
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24 Nicaragua 66
26 Belize 64
27 Bermuda 40
28 British Virgin Islands 38
29 St. Lucia 31
30 Turks and Caicos Islands 13
31 Bahamas 9
32 Aruba 7
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33 US Virgin Islands 3
34 Anguilla 0
34 Montserrat 0


The May 2011 ranking. The pots remain unchanged.

 1  1 USA                            818
2 2 Mexico 731
3 5 Honduras 621
4 3 Jamaica 596
5 6 Costa Rica 525
6 4 Cuba 510
7 7 Panama 487
8 7 Canada 391
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9 15 El Salvador 355
10 9 Grenada 354
11 10 Trinidad and Tobago 353
12 11 Haiti 348
13 12 Antigua and Barbuda 322
14 13 Guyana 284
15 14 Suriname 267
16 16 St. Kitts and Nevis 219
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17 17 Guatemala 212
18 18 Dominica 193
19 19 Puerto Rico 180
19 19 Barbados 180
21 21 Netherlands Antilles 121
22 22 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 116
23 23 Cayman Islands 90
24 24 Bermuda 80
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25 26 Nicaragua 75
26 27 Belize 66
26 25 Dominican Republic 66
28 28 British Virgin Islands 38
29 29 St. Lucia 31
30 30 Turks and Caicos Islands 13
31 31 Bahamas 8
32 32 Aruba 7
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33 33 US Virgin Islands 3
34 34 Anguilla 0
34 34 Montserrat 0

5 comments:

  1. It would be retarded if they don't use the May ranking. But CONCACAF may simply not know the huge impact switching from the May ranking will have.

    Sucks if you're Canada...

    Guatemala in Pot C either way, that is pathetic. Guatemala has 14 million people, and the national sport is football. They should be dominating in that region. Instead they barely scraped past Nicaragua to get into the Gold Cup, after failing to even do that last time.

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  2. Oops, cancel what I just said. Far better to use a ranking that includes the 2011 Gold Cup. Looks like it was me that didn't understand the huge impact switching the ranking would have!

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  3. Thanks, Edgar.

    Interesting the impact of the Central American Cup and Caribbean Cup projecting Honduras and Jamaica to the top of the rankings, while USA, MEX and CAN didn't get any recent tournament points. Wonder if Canada would like to lobby to join one of these tournaments ;-)

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  4. Considering the upcoming gold cup will count I suspect the final seedings will look vastly different.

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  5. @Dorian

    You're welcome. I forgot to do it on Friday as promised. Sorry about that.

    @Lorric

    Yes, it would be much better to use the July ranking. However, CONCACAF are known to make curious choices.

    @Anonymous

    Yes. The values displayed for each are the lowest possible (losing their remaining friendlies and three matches at the Gold Cup). Yes, I know Guadeloupe is also in the mix, but I don't have the groups yet.

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