Since the traditional seeding system was abandoned in 2010, FIFA's method of assigning seeds has faced its share of critics, including U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Klinsmann told USSoccer.com, "You will have a couple of 'Groups of Death.' Then you will find maybe two or three groups that are much easier, at least on paper. It's unbalanced now with that seeding procedure. It is what it is, but I'm not very happy with it."
With the new system, some teams seem to have gotten a bit of an edge, argue the folks at Fusion Soccer. Among these is Colombia, who won their first knockout match yesterday, and Belgium, who will play the U.S. on Tuesday.
The full story explains why we'll have to wait and see how the seeding influences the rest of the tournament to pass final judgment.
Is the World Cup seeding system fair?
It doesn't seem so, but it could be too soon to tell.
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