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Unless something irrational happens, Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will have to get to the World Cup through a two-legged playoff

Which Teams Will be Seeded in the World Cup Playoffs

Posted on 15 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

One of the complications in the European qualifying process to the World Cup in Brazil is the second place system, which leaves one team from the nine groups out completely, while pitting the other eight in a two-legged playoff, with the seeding based on current FIFA rankings, which should give Portugal, Greece and Croatia a guaranteed seeded slot in the playoffs, and presumably and easier draw. More