Seeds are Announced, US in Pot with Asia/Oceania


FIFA announced the seeds and pots for Friday’s World Cup draw, and the main talking point for the US is that CONCACAF was put in the pot with Asia and Oceania as opposed to Africa.  Of course, the main talking point all over the world is that while the Hand of Henry may have gotten France into the World Cup Finals, the Hand of Blatter has taken away France’s seed even though they came within a penalty kick of winning the last World Cup.

These are the four pots:


South Africa (the hosts), Brazil, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Argentina and England

Euro Pot

Denmark, France, Greece, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland

CONCACAF, Asia, Oceania Pot

US, Mexico, Honduras, Australia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea and New Zealand

Africa, South America Pot

Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay

By definition, unless France is drawn against South Africa, wherever France is drawn will be the Group of Death.

The best case scenario draw for the US is possibly:

  • South Africa
  • Greece
  • Uruguay
  • United States

 The worst case scenario draw for the US is possibly:

  • Brazil
  • France
  • Ivory Coast
  • United States

 All will be known on Friday!


  1. Adam Edg December 2, 2009
  2. Kartik Krishnaiyer December 2, 2009
  3. Tom December 2, 2009
  4. Charles December 2, 2009
  5. Bravo December 2, 2009
  6. dave2010 December 3, 2009

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