Wednesday October 16 2013
Abete: 'Seeding about status'

FIGC President Giancarlo Abete believes Italy should not worry about being World Cup seeds. “It’s about status.”

The Azzurri have failed to take their place in the top eight seeds for the Brazil 2014 draw.

“We are faced with a situation in which we’d all like to be seeds more for reasons of status than anyone else,” Abete told ANSA.

“The important thing is that we go to Brazil with the right ideas. After all, we could be paired with Brazil, Spain or Germany, but at the same time won’t be in danger of facing Holland or England.”

The current seven out of eight seeds are Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Belgium, Colombia and Switzerland.

Uruguay will take the eighth place if they win the play-off against Jordan next month.

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