World Cup 2010: Top Seeds Announced, France In Pot 2
Netherlands have been named among the top eight seeds for Friday's World Cup draw, while France have been dropped to Pot 2...
Dec 2, 2009 9:55:35 AM
Thierry Henry (France vs Ireland)
The FIFA Organising Committee has announced the eight top seeds for the 2010 World Cup draw, which will be held in Cape Town on Friday 4 December.
The seeding was based on the October 2009 FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and Brazil, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Argentina and England are therefore the seven squads that join hosts South Africa as seeded teams for the Final Draw.
Netherlands were initially expected to be placed in Pot 2, but the Dutch eventually replaced France in Pot 1. Portugal also missed out on a place among the eight top seeds.
Pot 2 will be composed of teams from AFC (Australia, Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic), CONCACAF (Honduras, Mexico, USA) and OFC (New Zealand)Pot 3 will include teams from CAF (Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria) and CONMEBOL (Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay)
Pot 4 will have the remaining UEFA teams (Denmark, France, Greece, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland)
Stefan Coerts, Goal.com