BERNE (REUTERS) - Switzerland will be among the eight seeded teams at the World Cup draw in December after they leapt to seventh in the latest Fifa rankings announced today.
Spain, Argentina, Germany, Colombia, Belgium and hosts Brazil will also be seeded.
Uruguay will be part of the top eight too, if they beat Jordan in a two-leg play-off next month.
If Uruguay do not qualify, the Netherlands, joint eighth with Italy in the rankings, will take their place among the seeds.
Fifa had previously ruled that Brazil, plus the top seven ranked teams, would be seeded for the draw.
Portugal, Greece, Croatia and Ukraine will be the seeded teams in next Monday's draw for the European zone play-off round that also features France, Iceland, Sweden and Romania.
Fifa's latest rankings also showed that Singapore have climbed up four spots to 155.