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World Cup 2014: Power rankings for all 32 teams before the tournament

The 2014 World Cup is about to kick off and every team around the world is hoping for a strong performance from their national side. There can only be one team that can hoist the trophy and realistically only a few that are probably considered contenders.

With FIFA releasing their World Rankings last week, we’ve decided to release our Power Rankings of all 32 teams headed into the World Cup. Obviously there is very little to go on since the tournament hasn’t begun, and the warm-up games that have been played aren’t necessarily the best indicators.

“In general, I think it’s hard to take much from any of these warm-up games,” United States men’s national team midfielder Michael Bradley said, via U.S. Soccer’s website. “The teams are trying different things, different guys get put on the field in different spots.”

He has a point, teams are experimenting with different formations and combinations of players and aren’t necessarily concerned with winning the game. Much like preseasons in other sports.

We’ll continue to update our power rankings throughout the tournament so stay tuned.

Rank Nation
1 Brazil Flag Brazil
2 Argentina Flag Argentina
3 Germany Flag Germany
4 Belgium Flag Belgium
5 Spain Flag Spain
6 England Flag England
7 Portugal Flag Portugal
8 Netherlands Flag Netherlands
9 Uruguay Flag Uruguay
10 Italy Flag Italy
11 France Flag France
12 Colombia Flag Colombia
13 Chile Flag Chile
14 USA Flag USA
15 Mexico Flag Mexico
16 Cote D'Ivoire Flag Ivory Coast
17 Bosnia Flag Bosnia-Herzegovina
18 Russia Flag Russia
19 Ecuador Flag Ecuador
20 Croatia Flag Croatia
21 Switzerland Flag Switzerland
22 Japan Flag Japan
23 Ghana Flag Ghana
24 Greece Flag Greece
25 Nigeria Flag Nigeria
26 Cameroon Flag Cameroon
27 South Korea Flag South Korea
28 Costa Rica Flag Costa Rica
29 Honduras Flag Honduras
30 Australia Flag Australia
31 Algeria Flag Algeria
32 Iran Flag Iran


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