2010 Seeding Formula: September 2007 update
|The new FIFA rankings are out for September, so it's once again time to look ahead to the next World Cup. This will start to get really exciting with the December edition, after the qualifying draws are done in late November. That's also the first month of the three that get locked into place for the rankings half of the formula.|
Top 7 teams seeded
(South Africa automatically seeded as hosts)
Canada, Guinea, Poland, and Scotland are in the formula this month in place of Costa Rica, Morocco, Serbia, and Ukraine.
For the first time I've added the column showing the change in total points from the previous month. Portugal edges back up a bit this month.
For an FAQ on these rankings and links to previous editions, see this link.
Probably the biggest thing that can affect this rankings is the UEFA pots for the November draw. For instance, Spain right now would be in the second pot which means that they could easily draw Italy, England, France, or Germany. UEFA qualifying involves lots of good teams and not a lot of games. For more on the pots as they stand now, click here.
Pot 1: Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Spain
Pot 2: Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland
Pot 3: Cameroon, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Nigeria, Paraguay, Tunisia, Uruguay
Pot 4: Australia, Canada, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, USA
Group A: South Africa, Portugal, Paraguay, Iran
Group B: England, Scotland, Colombia, Mexico
Group C: Argentina, Croatia, Cameroon, Korea Republic
Group D: Brazil, Romania, Nigeria, USA
Group E: Spain, Poland, Guinea, Saudi Arabia
Group F: Italy, Czech Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Japan
Group G: Germany, Netherlands, Uruguay, Canada
Group H: France, Greece, Tunisia, Australia