World Cup Pots Announced

World Cup Pots Announced

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 2, 2009
  • 10 Comments
  • 2010 World Cup, World Cup Draw

FIFA announced today that, for Friday’s World Cup draw. Previous pot predictions had France in the top pot over the Netherlands. Had FIFA gone with rankings after October France would have been in the top pot over England.

The US has been seeded in Pot 2 along with the rest of the CONCACAF teams and Asian teams. Just as we feared.

Pot 1: South Africa, Brazil, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Argentina and England.

Pot 2: Australia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea Republic, New Zealand, Honduras, Mexico and USA.

Pot 3: Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Pot 4: Denmark, France, Greece, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.

No two teams from the same confederation will be drawn in the same group (except European teams, where a maximum of two will be in a group).

Best case scenario for the US in my mind is still South Africa, Uruguay and Switzerland. I wouldn’t be to upset to get Uruguay over Algeria either.

Worst case scenario for the US has to be Brazil, Ivory Coast and Portugal.

No matter what it will be rough.

  • Word Life

    I just did a mock draw and guess how it turned out: USA's worst case scenario…Brazil, USA, Ivory Coast and Portugal. FML

  • I just did a mock draw and guess how it turned out: USA's worst case scenario…Brazil, USA, Ivory Coast and Portugal. FML

  • Word Life

    I just did a mock draw and guess how it turned out: USA's worst case scenario…Brazil, USA, Ivory Coast and Portugal. FML

  • I just did a mock draw and guess how it turned out: USA's worst case scenario…Brazil, USA, Ivory Coast and Portugal. FML

  • Rachael

    USA with South Africa, Algeria, and Switzerland is not possible as two are from CAF (Algeria and South Africa). South Africa has to be drawn with Chile, Paraguay or Uruguay.

  • Rachael

    USA with South Africa, Algeria, and Switzerland is not possible as two are from CAF (Algeria and South Africa). South Africa has to be drawn with Chile, Paraguay or Uruguay.

  • wvhooligan

    I didn't even think about that. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • I didn't even think about that. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • Donnie Nichols

    USA! USA! USA! Hopefully we get stuck with the losers but will never happen

  • Donnie Nichols

    USA! USA! USA! Hopefully we get stuck with the losers but will never happen