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Friday, October 21, 2016

2018 FIFA World Cup final draw seeding: Only one year left

Next update: In 2017. (After the publishing dates for 2017 are announced, with sims).

Assuming FIFA will again use the October 2017 ranking to determine the seeds, the 0.5 time frame (games played between 12 and 24 months ago relative to the release date) closed a couple of days ago. This is the final straight - the most important time frame.


See the previous update.

Brazil and France replace Portugal and Austria in the list of seeds.


1 Argentina 804
2 Germany 760
3 Brazil 700
4 Belgium 681
5 Colombia 679
6 France 660
7 Chile 651
8 Portugal 645
9 Uruguay 602
10 Wales 574
11 Spain 573
12 England 560
13 Switzerland 532
14 Italy 530
15 Poland 524
16 Croatia 520
17 Mexico 497
18 Costa Rica 474
19 Ecuador 461
20 Hungary 452
21 Iceland 451
22 Netherlands 448
23 Slovakia 440
24 Turkey 429
25 Austria 418
26 Iran 411
26 Peru 411
28 Republic of Ireland 403
29 Bosnia and Herzegovina 402
30 Côte d'Ivoire 398

Right now, the seeds for the 2018 World Cup would be: Russia, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Colombia, France, Chile

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2 comments:

  1. I still hope they will continue their principle from this year of seeding all pots, see Olympics, FIFA U17 Women's World Cup etc. Have you ever had any luck writing to FIFA with questions in situations like these?

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  2. Teams taking part in the next Confederation cup, with wins in it, should get big boosts in their average ranking points. With that in mind, it's safe to asume that Portugal, Germany and Chile, among the top ranked teams, should be among those whom would get that benefit, so their positions could appear higher than how they currently are at.

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