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.
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