South Africa World Cup Rankings (Seedings)

The seedings used for each country in the 2010 tournament draw was based solely on the order of the October 2009 FIFA World Rankings (which is a different method to that used previously).

Here is the October 2009 FIFA top 100 World Rankings, with each of the 2010 World Cup qualifying teams highlighted. As you can see, all of the top 10 ranked teams, except for Croatia and Portugal, qualified for the world cup. The lowest ranked team to qualify was 91st ranked North Korea. See also the Group Draw for 2010

Rank Country
1 Brazil
2 Spain
3 Netherlands
4 Italy
5 Germany
6 Argentina
7 England
8 Croatia
9 France
10 Portugal
11 USA
12 Russia
13 Switzerland
14 Cameroon
15 Czech Republic
16 Greece
17 Chile
18 Mexico
19 Côte d'Ivoire
20 Serbia
21 Paraguay
22 Ukraine
23 Bulgaria
24 Australia
25 Uruguay
26 Israel
27 Denmark
28 Egypt
29 Algeria
30 Colombia
30 Northern Ireland
32 Nigeria
33 Slovakia
34 Republic of Ireland
35 Honduras
36 Romania
37 Norway
38 Ghana
39 Turkey
40 Japan
41 Sweden
42 Bosnia-Herzegovina
43 Costa Rica
44 Ecuador
45 Gabon
46 Scotland
47 Latvia
48 Korea Republic (South Korea)
49 Slovenia
50 Hungary
51 Venezuela
51 Mali
53 Canada
54 Tunisia
55 Burkina Faso
56 Poland
57 Finland
58 Austria
59 Lithuania
60 Bolivia
61 Bahrain
62 Iran
63 Morocco
64 Saudi Arabia
65 Cyprus
66 FYR Macedonia
67 Benin
68 Belgium
69 Jamaica
70 Panama
71 Guinea
72 Trinidad and Tobago
73 Belarus
74 Peru
75 Montenegro
76 Cuba
77 Uganda
78 Wales
79 Oman
80 Togo
80 Uzbekistan
82 El Salvador
83 New Zealand
84 Mozambique
85 South Africa
86 Haiti
87 Iceland
88 Moldova
89 Senegal
90 Malawi
91 Korea DPR
92 Barbados
93 Iraq
94 Qatar
95 Syria
96 Zambia
97 Albania
98 Angola
99 Tanzania
100 Armenia

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