Ger­many back on top

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

GER­MANY are back at the top of world soc­cer, tak­ing over from Brazil as No. 1 in the FIFA rank­ings, which will have a greater role de­cid­ing how the World Cup groups are drawn. FIFA an­nounced a tweak to the World Cup seed­ing process yes­ter­day that means all four draw pots will be de­cided ac­cord­ing to rank­ings. Past World Cup draws have been made by ge­o­graph­i­cal re­gion af­ter the host and seven high­est-ranked filled a top-seeded pot. Hosts Rus­sia – cur­rently No. 64 – and teams ranked Nos. 1-7 in the Oc­to­ber rank­ings will be top seeds.

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