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2014 FIFA World Cup power rankings

By ALEC KLEYER
XN Sports

One week has passed and every country has played their first match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with the exception of Brazil and Mexico -- both of whom played their second match on Tuesday afternoon.

Listed is a power ranking gallery for all 32 teams in the tournament based on the first week of play. Every week it will be updated and we wouldn't be surprised if Spain, Uruguay or England jump back into the top tier.

The Rest:

17. Uruguay

18. Croatia

19. Ghana

20. Portugal

21. Japan

22. Bosnia & Herzegovina

23. Ecuador

24. Russia

25. Algeria

26. Korea Republic

27. Greece

28. Cameroon

29. Australia

30. Nigeria

31. Iran

32. Honduras

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WILLIAM DOYAL June 18 2014 at 6:05 PM

Soccer. So, so Boring

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bba007 June 18 2014 at 9:06 PM

I don't know who or when this article was written, but Spain will not even be close to coming back this year. They are packing their bags.

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mlbfollowerdbz bba007 June 18 2014 at 9:10 PM

This was article was written before Spain lost

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Randy June 19 2014 at 8:41 AM

I could have sworn the name of this ISP is AMERICA On Line, not Europe on line, not South America on line and not Africa on line... why the ridiculous over hype of an activity for those who couldn't even make the no cut teams as kids?

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Doctor Michael Randy June 19 2014 at 10:29 AM

Not North America nor Central America either. America ... there is no such country or regioin.

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hduque8843 June 18 2014 at 9:23 PM

To those bored AHs! you don't matter.....

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Allan June 19 2014 at 8:30 AM

In order to play (FOOTBALL) soccer, each player MUST be in tip-top shape, and be able to run for nearly two (2) hours... also, must be able to habe mental communication with team memberson the fiels... this is NOT boring; furthermore it is the sport MOST played and enjoyed in the entire planet!!... Ths so called "American football" is NOT played with a "BALL", but a rather oval shaped object, which is NOT a BALL... nor is it played with the foot... so, hos is it called "football"???

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goodgrief61945 Allan June 19 2014 at 9:06 AM

No football player could keep up with a soccer player.

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Randy goodgrief61945 June 19 2014 at 9:13 AM

no soccer player could last 3 minutes on the field with a real game going on.... they would be trying to figure out why they were eating the grass instead of dancing on it like in their event (it ain't a sport).

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Hola Roberto June 19 2014 at 1:25 AM

if Soccer-Futbol is so boring go and clean your dishes!!

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rafo2005 Hola Roberto June 19 2014 at 8:09 AM

baseball and american handball is so boring that when i am watching a baseball game..a batter is a homeplate and i go to the kitchen, make a sandwich,and a cup of coffee and return to the living room and the batter is still on..lol...that is boring...

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Randy Hola Roberto June 19 2014 at 9:16 AM

Nah... I think I'll just to a more exciting spectator activity - watching paint dry or grass grow.... they both have an end result (dry paint or taller grass)... the only excitement in soccer is the after the dance (its not a sport, there for not a game) riot by the backers of both teams.

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Disculpame June 18 2014 at 8:51 PM

Baseball is boring, unless the player is at bat!!!!!

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I LOVE YOU JENNY June 18 2014 at 8:41 PM

Go China!!!!!!!!

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ghl40 June 18 2014 at 7:59 PM

Germany may be the team to beat but I want the World Cup to stay in this hemisphere so I'm going with Chile

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dino June 19 2014 at 9:08 AM

Spain, top tier. LOL.

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