Posted on April 23, 2012
Mexico, Spain and Brazil joined host Great Britain as top seeds for the men’s Olympic soccer tournament in London this summer.
As hosts, Great Britain will head Group A, followed by Mexico (Group B), Brazil (Group C) and Spain (Group D).
Five-time World Cup champion Brazil has never won an Olympic gold medal.
Uruguay, which qualified ahead of two-time defending gold medalist Argentina, was not seeded, which could make them the most dangerous team at Tuesday’s draw, which will be held at Wembley at 6 a.m. ET.
The men’s pots for the Olympic draw:
Pot One (top seeds): Great Britain, Spain, Switzerland, Belarus
Pot Two: Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Honduras
Pot Three: Japan, South Korea, UAE, Oman/New Zealand*
Pot Four: Egypt, Oman, Senegal/New Zealand*
* Oman will play Senegal in a special playoff for the final and 16th men’s berth, which will be decided at Conventry on Tuesday afternoon.
No team can be drawn against a country from the same regional pot. The 16 teams in the men’s draw are split into four pots grouped geographically.
Categories: Mexico, North America, Olympic Qualifying