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France miss out on being World Cup seeds
France, winners in 1998 and finalists last time, will not be one of the eight top seeds at next June’s World Cup.
FIFA said the decision was based on world rankings and had nothing to do with Thierry Henry’s handball.
Just looking at the pots, a very weak-looking group could emerge from Friday’s draw.
South Africa, North Korea, Paraguay, Slovenia anyone?
Then again… Italy, USA, Ivory Coast, France could be a nightmare for all!