So I thought I'd create a thread talking about seeding/draws for the World Cup now that we can talk about such things! (Mods, not sure if this should go here or USA Men - feel free to move as appropriate). Feel free to list teams here in October/November as results make the pots more known. 32 Teams Total, 8 seeds Already In (Bold are Likely to Be Seeded) Brazil Argentina Italy Netherlands Asia Pot: Iran South Korea Japan Australia CONCACAF Pot: USA Costa Rica Remaining (likely seeds in bold) 11 UEFA (likely based on current points: Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Russia/Portugal, Boznia-Herzegovina/Greece, Spain/France, who the hell knows in England's group) 1 CONCACAF (likely Honduras) 1 CONCACAF/New Zealand (likely Mexico) 3 CONMEBOL (likely Colombia, after that, still a toss up between Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay) 1 CONMEBOL/Jordan (likely will be one of the South American teams listed above or Venezuela) 5 Africa (crapshoot, 10 teams in playoffs: Ethiopia, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Cameroon, Senegal) ******************************** Looking at that list, thinking the final seed may go to Portugal, England or Uruguay based on FIFA rankings and previous WC performance. That said, all are struggling. I would prefer not to be drawn with Brazil or Argentina since we know home crowd support will be daunting. If I had to choose, that last seed would be great. Also, drawing Japan on top of a seed would be horrid. And we all know we want to stay as far away from Ghana as possible. What are folks hopes for what to avoid in the draw?