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Friday, August 12, 2011

2014 FIFA World Cup seeding update (12 August 2011)

Next update: 9 September 2011

See more info in the original 2014 FIFA World Cup seeding post.

This is the top 20 of the intermediate October 2013 FIFA ranking:


1 Spain 320
2 Netherlands 319
3 Uruguay 304
4 Germany 277
5 Argentina 240
6 Brazil 227
7 Portugal 218
8 Japan 216
9 Chile 215
10 England 203
11 Mexico 197
12 Côte d'Ivoire 187
13 Norway 186
14 Italy 184
15 Egypt 183
16 Australia 181
17 Jamaica 175
18 Korea Republic 174
18 Sweden 174
20 Peru 173

France are 22nd, USA 29th.

Right now, the seeds for the 2014 World Cup would be: Brazil, Spain, Netherlands, Uruguay, Germany, Argentina, Portugal and Japan. 

3 comments:

  1. My bet is that England will end up the 8th seed. Though if Mexico keeps playing like it has, it could slide in there as the first non-host, non-SA/Euro seed. It will be interesting to see, as it gets closer, what it will take for various scenarios to happen.

    At a glance, though, with all the other teams ahead of them, it looks unlikely that Italy could make it back up there where people expect them.

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  2. Mexico was a seed already in 2006, so it would not be a first for non-SA/Euro seed! I predict that FIFA will find a way of making Holland, Germany, Uruguay, Argentina, England and Italy the 6 seeds apart from Spain and Brazil.

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  3. As of November 2011 England in rank five in FIFA rankings.
    The top five are:
    1. Spain 1564
    2. Netherlands 1365
    3. Germany 1345
    4. Uruguay 1309
    5. England 1173

    Brazil got the 6th spot with 1143 points.

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