2014 FIFA World Cup Field Is Set

FIFA_World_Cup_Brazil_1Two years and 159 days after the opening whistle of qualifying, the 2014 World Cup field is set.

Uruguay became the 32nd and final team from a group of 203 entrants to book their place in Brazil next summer after they battled Jordan to a 0-0 draw in Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario, advancing comfortably thanks to a 5-0 win in the first leg of the two countries’ qualifying playoff.

Attention will now turn to the draw for the tournament, which is to be conducted on Dec. 6 in Brazil.

The eight seeded teams will be: Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay and Switzerland.

The full list of qualifiers, by confederation, is as follows:

Africa (CAF)
Cote d’Ivoire
Ghana
Nigeria
Algeria
Cameroon

Asia (AFC)
Japan
Iran
South Korea
Australia

Europe (UEFA)
Spain
Germany
Belgium
Switzerland
Netherlands
Italy
England
Portugal
Greece
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Croatia
Russia
France

North America (CONCACAF)
United States
Mexico
Costa Rica
Honduras

South America (CONMEBOL)
Brazil
Argentina
Colombia
Uruguay
Chile
Ecuador

Source: Nicholas Rosano, MLS Soccer

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