The World Cup qualifiers will be based on FIFA´s world rankings, but, somewhat confusingly, the Euro 2008 seedings will be based on UEFA´s coefficients which provide significantly different standings to FIFA´s.
For 2010, England are currently ranked ninth by FIFA - and seventh in Europe - so they should be guaranteed a spot among the top seeds. For Euro 2008, if Steve McClaren´s side are one of the 16 teams who qualify for the finals, they should have a good chance of avoiding the major European powerhouses in the group stage.
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