Top seven teams in FIFA Rankings will get seeds
[WORLD CUP 2014] FIFA will use the FIFA/Coca-Cola Rankings released on Oct. 17 -- following international matches scheduled Oct. 11-15 -- to determine the seven
teams that will join host Brazil as seeds for the 2014 World Cup draw to be held Dec. 6 in Salvador.
Two of the top seven ranked teams -- Argentina and Italy -- have already qualified for
the World Cup. The top six ranked teams are all likely to qualify, while Uruguay, seventh in the current rankings, needs one point in its last two games to be assured of no worse than a berth in the
intercontinental playoffs against Jordan in November.
Netherlands has an outside shot at overtaking Uruguay for the final seeded position if it wins its final two qualifiers and Uruguay
doesn't win either qualifier.
The United States is currently ranked 13th and would need an improbable set of circumstances to move ahead of the teams ahead of it -- Uruguay, Netherlands,
Portugal, Croatia and Greece -- finish in the top seven.
FIFA/Coca Cola Rankings:
FIFA will use "geographic and sports criteria," as it has done in the past to determine the other three pots for
the draw in Salvador.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Johnson scores again in Champions League Nov. 25, 6:42 p.m. |
Fabian Johnson scored in his second straight game for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League ... Coach Michelle French names 20 for U-20 Women's World Cup qualifying Nov. 25, 4:03 p.m.
Eight collegians and 12 youth club players comprise Coach Michelle French's roster for the U-20 Women's ... MLS preseason returns to Tucson in 2016 Nov. 25, 3:37 a.m.
Ten MLS teams will take part in preseason training in Tucson, Arizona, where the 2016 Desert ... Ellis calls up Colaprico and Lavelle for first time Nov. 25, 3:10 a.m.
U.S. women's national team coach Jill Eilis called in 28 players -- 20 who went to ... What They're Saying: Chris Dangerfield Nov. 25, 2:51 a.m.
'We used to go to movies, have cups of tea, strange things you do when you ... What They're Saying: Tim Leiweke Nov. 25, 2:39 a.m.
"I think we have found a site. It's probably different than what people think we're doing, ... Video Pick: How Ronaldo gets treated by customs Nov. 25, 12:03 a.m.
Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't seem to have a difficult time getting through customs, as demonstrated by this ... NASL's Jacksonville banks on Tony Meola Nov. 24, 10:36 p.m.
Hall of Fame goalkeeper Tony Meola, whose previous coaching experience since retiring as a player in ... Video Pick: Messi proves he's fully recovered Nov. 24, 9:37 p.m.
Lionel Messi, out of Barcelona's starting lineup for two months because of a knee injury, scored ... Red Bulls' success nets Marsch Coach of the Year honors Nov. 24, 8:29 p.m.
Inexperienced head coaches don't often flourish in MLS, yet in just his second season as a ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives