Fifa have confirmed their latest world rankings which means that France, Portugal, Russia and Greece will be the seeded teams in Monday’s World Cup play-off draw.
The quartet have earned their seeded status in the draw due to being ranked the top four of the eight play-off teams.
The unseeded pot includes the other four best runners-up from the European qualifying groups – Ukraine, Republic of Ireland, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia.
France are the top-ranked play-off team in ninth, one ahead of Portugal who have risen seven places in the rankings thanks to their improved result towards the end of the Group One qualifying campaign.
Russia, who finished second in Group Four behind Germany, slip six spots to 12th while 2004 European champions Greece lie 16th.
Ukraine are the top-ranked unseeded team in 22nd with Ireland 34th, Bosnia-Herzegovina 42nd and Slovenia 49th.