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Friday, March 16, 2012

2014 FIFA World Cup seeding update (16 March 2012)

Next update: June 2012.

Include matches up to and including March 13th 2012.

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 Côte d'Ivoire 439
2 Spain 429
3 Uruguay 428
4 Netherlands 402
5 Germany 397
6 Argentina 379
7 Ghana 374
8 Portugal 352
9 Brazil 345
10 England 333
11 Zambia 331
12 Mali 318
13 Croatia 316
14 Chile 303
15 Denmark 301
16 Korea Republic 297
17 Italy 294
18 Greece 289
19 Sweden 285
20 Australia 284
20 Paraguay 284

France (22), Mexico (30), USA (47).

Ghana replace Portugal in the list of seeds.

Right now, the seeds for the 2014 World Cup would be: Brazil, Spain, Côte d'Ivoire, Uruguay, Netherlands, Germany, Argentina and Ghana.

7 comments:

  1. With Africa Cup Of Nation being Held both in 2012 and 2013, they will probably go back to the old method of seeding...

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    1. Amir, what was the former method? That the chairmen of FIFA decided the seeding over a cup of coffee? Isn´t it already decided how the seeding will be done? If you have any info, please share. BKP

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    2. I believe it was World Rankings count for half the ranking and previous World Cup performance counts for the other half.

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  2. Even if they went back to that old system, as long as they perform in the cups, Ghana with their quarter final would still stand a strong chance of being seeded. It might even help them.

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  3. For the previous formula, check Wikipedia.

    I wrote the 1998 and 2002 articles.

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    1. Busy little bee, aren't you? :)

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    2. I had more time on my hands then. I get old :)

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