Italy's forward Ciro Immobile reacts at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Italy and Sweden, on November 13, 2017 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. AFP / Miguel MEDINA
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Ten of the top 32 teams in the latest FIFA rankings will not be in the World Cup draw next week.European teams that won World Cup playoffs this month rose in the rankings.FIFA used October rankings to decide the draw seedings, and avoided giving playoff teams an advantage.Host Russia is the lowest-ranked team at No. 65, though it has played mostly lower-valued friendlies in the past year which weighs heavily in the four-year cycle of results FIFA uses to calculate the standings.
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