20°C / 22°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 26°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 26°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 27°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 15°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 14°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 14°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 9°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 28°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 6°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 8°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 29°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 16°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 14°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 13°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 14°C
  • 4°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 15°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 13°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 12°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 13°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 27°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 27°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 29°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 30°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 6°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 26°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 25°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 7°C
  • Mon
  • 30°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 28°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 31°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 14°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 14°C
  • 8°C

Swiss among World Cup seeds

Switzerland will be among the eight seeded teams at the World Cup draw in December.

Switzerland will be among the eight seeded teams at the World Cup draw in December. Picture: AFP.

BERNE - Switzerland will be among the eight seeded teams at the World Cup draw in December after they leapt to seventh in the latest FIFA rankings announced on Thursday, while Italy were edged out.

Spain, Argentina, Germany, Colombia, Belgium and hosts Brazil will also be seeded, as will Uruguay, if they beat Jordan in a two-leg playoff next month.

If Uruguay does not qualify, Netherlands, joint eighth with Italy in the rankings, will take their place among the seeds.

FIFA previously ruled that Brazil plus the top seven ranked teams would be seeded for the draw.

Portugal, Greece, Croatia and Ukraine will be the seeded teams in next Monday's draw for the European zone playoff round, which also features France, Iceland, Sweden and Romania.

Meanwhile, South Africa went up seven places up, from 68 to 61 on the latest FIFA rankings.

Bafana Bafana remain in 12th position in Africa.

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus