Here are the pairings for the 2017 FIDE World Cup. The above pairings are for 128-player knockouts. I can't get the way the pairings were generated. I want to be able to generate pairings using the same criteria for knockouts with different numbers of players.
Are there any FIDE published rules for single-elimination tournaments, such as the World Cup? If not, what are the criteria they use for such pairings?
As it stands, there are no knockout, single-elimination or pairing tags. I couldn't find appropriate tags, so feel free to re-tag this question.