bestfightstory wrote:Can somebody explain why Brazil isn't considered one of the 8? And how that works? I get that the host country is automatic but Brazil is surely a top 8 side.
Smelly McUgly wrote:How do they figure the eventual groups? Is it random draw, or is there a formula?
Also, as first-place finishers in the CONCACAF qualifiers, are there any perks to that even though we aren't a top seed?
Smelly McUgly wrote:Oh, I see. So they just will pick a team from each POT randomly to make up groups once the rest of the teams are cemented.
In other words, we could end up in a group with Spain, Brazil, and England, theoretically.
On the other hand, they should televise the draw and do it like they do the NBA Draft Lottery draw, with giant envelopes with national team logos and everything. I would totally make sure to tune in for that.