Host nation South Africa is the second lowest ranked country in all the countries that have qualified or still stand a chance to do so via Play-offs, just six places ahead of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea who are ranked 91. But by virtue of being a host nation South Africa will automatically qualify for Pot 1, which consists of all the top seeded countries.
In Pot 2, Bafana Bafana face the possibilities of playing against strong countries like France, Portugal, Russia and Ukraine should these countries make it through the Play-offs.
Pot 3 is made up of top countries such as Mexico, Ivory Coast, Serbia and Paraguay.
Pot 4 with Nigeria, Slovakia, Honduras, Ghana and Japan will also not be easy.
The 2010 Fifa World Cup is going to be one of the toughest in the history of the tournament as it will have no new comers; all the countries have previously played in the tournament.
The next Fifa world rankings, which will decide the seeding, will be released on November 20, after the play offs have been finalized.
2010 FIFA WORLD CUP SEEDING AS OF TODAY:
POT 1 1. South Africa 2. Brazil 3. Spain 4. Netherlands 5. Italy 6. Germany 7. Argentina 8. England
POT 2 1. France/Republic of Ireland 2. Portugal/Bosnia Herzegovina 3. USA 4. Russia/Slovenia 5. Switzerland 6. Cameroon 7. Greece/Ukraine 8. Chile
POT 3 1. Mexico 2. Ivory Coast 3. Serbia 4. Paraguay 5. Australia 6. Uruguay/Costa Rica 7. Denmark 8. Egypt/Algeria
POT 4 1. Nigeria 2. Slovakia 3. Honduras 4. Ghana 5. Japan 6. Korea Republic 7. New Zealand 8. Korea DPR