Do not see any sanctions against Thierry Henry and his Gaia Gold. While Ireland still demanded earlier this week tickets for the 2010 World Cup, it is the France that will await you next June in South Africa. But the Blues may have to work hard to extricate themselves from their group when the draw, conducted Friday in Cape Town, they do not smile. The risk of hitting a tough group is even larger than France will not be seeded.
The terms of the Gaia Items of the 2010 World Cup were decided Wednesday by the Organizing Committee, chaired by the President of the Confederation of African Football Issa Hayatou. For the previous World Cup in Germany, the results obtained on the last two final rounds, the average of the Fifa rankings the past three years and the principle of geographical areas were selected. This time, the Organizing Committee relied solely on the Fifa rankings for October 2009, the latest in date, that of November 2009, having been chosen for reasons of fairness because it favored the teams had to go through the dams. Note that in the Fifa rankings for October 2009, France was the ninth time that she is now in seventh position.
The France was therefore included in the cap 4, the one reserved for European nations. The seedings placed in Pot 1, are South Africa, host country, Italy, defending champion, Argentina, Brazil, England, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. The cap 2 is composed of country areas Oceania, North America and Central, while the cap 3 includes qualified zone Africa and South America.