Wow, that was fun last night, wasn't it? A lot more of the World Cup picture shook out yesterday, and tomorrow's new FIFA World Rankings release should answer more about who's seeded and who's not. Here's the complete picture of who's in for sure and who still has a chance. We'll start with the obvious and move from there:
CONCACAF (3): USMNT, Costa Rica, Honduras
COMNEBOL (5): Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil
UEFA (9): Belgium, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, England, Spain
AFC (4): Iran, South Korea, Japan, Australia
STILL TO BE DECIDED (by Nov. 19) (11):
4th CONCACAF team vs. OFC team (1): Mexico or New Zealand
6th COMNEBOL team or 5th AFC team (1): Uruguay or Jordan
UEFA PLAYOFF TEAMS (4): Winner of pairings between seeded teams (likely to be Croatia, Portugal, Greece, Sweden) and unseeded teams (likely to be France, Ukraine, Romania, Iceland); draw to be determined Oct. 21
CAF PLAYOFF TEAMS (5) (Note: First team mentioned in pair won first leg yesterday, unless indicated otherwise): Ivory Coast or Senegal, Nigeria or Ethiopia, Tunisia or Cameroon (tied 0-0), Ghana or Egypt, Burkina Faso or Algeria.
So, in short, 43 teams remain, with 11 left to be heartbroken.