Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Potology-The FIFA World Cup Draw projections

Yep, I had to do it. I just HAD to do a post on soccer. And the contents of that post, you ask? Well, it's an invitation to draw up projected groups for next year's FIFA World Cup. 1st off. here are the pots as drawn up by FIFA:

Pot A(Host country, plus top 7 seeds)
South Africa, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, England, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain

Pot B(Asia, North America and Oceania)
Australia, Honduras, Japan, Korea DPR, Korean Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, United States

Pot C(Africa and South America)
Algeria, Cameroon, Chile, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Paraguay, Uruguay

Pot D(Europe)
Denmark, France, Greece, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland

Noting the restrictions in place, I came up with this draw:

UPDATE(12:03 PM CT): This is the revised version, to comply with FIFA rules.

Group A
South Africa, New Zealand, Uruguay, Portugal
Group B
Brazil, Algeria, Korean Republic, Slovenia
Group C
Italy, Cote D'Ivoire, Slovakia, Australia
Group D
The Netherlands, Denmark, Cameroon, Korea DPR
Group E
Argentina, Japan, France, Nigeria
Group F
Germany, Chile, United States, Serbia
Group G
Spain, Switzerland, Mexico, Paraguay
Group H
England, Ghana, Honduras, Greece

If you want to make your own draw, please do so in the comments section of this post. Your entry must be submitted by Noon ET on Friday to count.

Note the following restrictions that are in place for group play:
South Africa will play in Group A and will not face an African team. Argentina and Brazil will not face a South American team.

1 comment:

  1. Whoa you almost got an entire group correct (The Netherlands one).