World Cup: Updated FIFA World Cup power rankings

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By Alex Kleyer
XN Sports

After a wild first week of games that saw Costa Rica upset Uruguay and Netherlands embarrass the defending champions Spain, the tempo didn't settle down in the following week.

Costa Rica continued to upset top ranked teams with their 1-0 win over Italy on Friday at the Arena Pernambuco. Germany continued their historic second game blues trend by almost losing to African side Ghana. France and the Netherlands have scored eight goals in their first two matches of the World Cup. And to seal the deal, England has been eliminated prematurely after being terrorized by Luis Suarez of Uruguay.

Here are the updated Power Rankings through the second week of games:

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1. France (Up from 3)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 21 (Most – 1st), Shots on Goal – 13 (Most – 1st), Shot on goal per shot % – 62% (11th), Fouls – 14.5 (13th), Possession – 53% (12th), Saves – 2.5 (Least – 32nd), Offsides – 1.5 (17th)

(AP Photo/David Vincent)

2. Netherlands ( — )

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 14 (12th), Shots on Goal – 12.5 (2nd), Shot on goal per shot % – 89% (Most – 1st), Fouls – 21.5 (Most – 1st), Possession – 47.5% (19th), Saves – 5.5 (13th), Offsides – 3 (5th)

(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

3. Germany (Down from 1)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 12 (16th), Shots on Goal – 7.5 (16th), Shot on goal per shot % – 63% (6th), Fouls – 9.5 (29th), Possession – 56.5% (3rd), Saves – 8 (Most – 1st), Offsides – 1.5 (17th)

(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

4. Chile (Up from 9)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 9 (29th), Shots on Goal – 6.5 (21st), Shot on goal per shot % – 72% (3rd), Fouls – 12 (20th), Possession – 53% (12th), Saves – 6 (9th), Offsides – 1.5 (17th)

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

5. Costa Rica (Up from 11)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 11 (22nd), Shots on Goal – 5 (29th), Shot on goal per shot % – 45% (29th), Fouls – 21 (2nd), Possession – 44% (26th), Saves – 5 (16th), Offsides – 2.5 (9th)

(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

6. Colombia (Up from 8)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 11.5 (18th), Shots on Goal – 8 (13th), Shot on goal per shot % – 70% (4th), Fouls – 15 (11th), Possession – 45% (25th), Saves – 7.5 (3rd), Offsides – 2 (15th)

(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

7. Belgium ( — )

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 13.5 (15th), Shots on Goal – 8.5 (10th), Shot on goal per shot % – 63% (6th), Fouls – 17 (6th), Possession – 59% (2nd), Saves – 3 (31st), Offsides – 5 (2nd)

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

8. Argentina (Down from 6)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 15 (9th), Shots on Goal – 7 (19th), Shot on goal per shot % – 47% (27th), Fouls – 9 (Least – 31st), Possession – 62.5% (Most – 1st), Saves – 7 (4th), Offsides – 0 (Least – 31st)

(Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

9. Brazil (Down from 5)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 14 (12th), Shots on Goal – 8.5 (10th), Shot on goal per shot % – 61% (14th), Fouls – 9 (Least – 31st), Possession – 55.5% (7th), Saves – 3.5 (28th), Offsides – 3 (5th)

(Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

10. Italy (Down from 4)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 11 (22nd), Shots on Goal – 5.5 (24th), Shot on goal per shot % – 50% (25th), Fouls – 11 (24th), Possession – 55% (9th), Saves – 6 (9th), Offsides – 9 (Most – 1st)

(GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

11. Mexico (Down from 10)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 11 (22nd), Shots on Goal – 4 (31st), Shot on goal per shot % – 36% (Least – 32nd), Fouls – 14.5 (13th), Possession – 52.5% (15th), Saves – 5 (16th), Offsides – 2.5 (9th)

(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

12. Uruguay (Up from 17)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 9.5 (27th), Shots on Goal – 5.5 (24th), Shot on goal per shot % – 58% (17th), Fouls – 18.5 (3rd), Possession – 46% (23rd), Saves – 4 (26th), Offsides – 4.5 (4th)

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

13. USA ( — )

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 11.5 (18th), Shots on Goal – 8.5 (10th), Shot on goal per shot % – 74% (2nd), Fouls – 11.5 (22nd), Possession – 44% (26th), Saves – 4.5 (20th), Offsides – 1 (23rd)

(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

14. Croatia (Up from 18)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 15.5 (7th), Shots on Goal – 9 (7th), Shot on goal per shot % – 58% (17th), Fouls – 15 (11th), Possession – 46.5% (22nd), Saves – 5.5 (13th), Offsides – 2 (15th)

(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

15. Ghana (Up from 19)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 20.5 (2nd), Shots on Goal – 9 (7th), Shot on goal per shot % – 44% (30th), Fouls – 13.5 (16th), Possession – 50.5% (16th), Saves – 4.5 (20th), Offsides – 5 (2nd)

(AP Photo/Francois Xavier Marit, pool)

16. Ivory Coast (Down from 12)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 17 (5th), Shots on Goal – 10.5 (3rd), Shot on goal per shot % – 62% (11th), Fouls – 13 (17th), Possession – 56.5% (3rd), Saves – 4.5 (20th), Offsides – 2.5 (9th)

(ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

17. Portugal (Up from 20)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 17.5 (3rd), Shots on Goal – 9 (7th), Shot on goal per shot % – 51% (24th), Fouls – 12.5 (18th), Possession – 49% (18th), Saves – 4 (26th), Offsides – 2.5 (9th)

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

18. England (Down from 15)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 15.5 (7th), Shots on Goal – 8 (13th), Shot on goal per shot % – 52% (23rd), Fouls – 10 (27th), Possession – 55% (9th), Saves – 3.5 (28th), Offsides – 0.5 (28th)

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

19. Spain (Down from 16)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 12 (16th), Shots on Goal – 7.5 (16th), Shot on goal per shot % – 63% (6th), Fouls – 9.5 (29th), Possession – 56.5% (3rd), Saves – 3.5 (28th), Offsides – 3 (5th)

(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

20. Switzerland (Down from 14)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 17.5 (3rd), Shots on Goal – 10 (5th), Shot on goal per shot % – 57% (19th), Fouls – 10.5 (25th), Possession – 56.5% (3rd), Saves – 8 (Most – 1st), Offsides – 1 (23rd)

(AP Photo/David Vincent)

21. Ecuador (Up from 23)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 9 (29th), Shots on Goal – 5.5 (24th), Shot on goal per shot % – 61% (14th), Fouls – 16 (8th), Possession – 47.5% (19th), Saves – 7 (4th), Offsides – 2.5 (9th)

(Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

22. Russia (Up from 24)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 14.5 (11th), Shots on Goal – 8 (13th), Shot on goal per shot % – 55% (21st), Fouls – 12 (20th), Possession – 47.5% (19th), Saves – 5 (16th), Offsides – 0 (Least – 31st)

(KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

23. Nigeria (Up from 30)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 15 (9th), Shots on Goal – 9.5 (6th), Shot on goal per shot % – 63% (6th), Fouls – 12.5 (18th), Possession – 54.5% (11th), Saves – 5 (16th), Offsides – 1.5 (17th)

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

24. Japan (Down from 21)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 11.5 (18th), Shots on Goal – 7.5 (16th), Shot on goal per shot % – 65% (5th), Fouls – 18 (4th), Possession – 55.5% (7th), Saves – 5.5 (13th), Offsides – 1 (23rd)

(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

25. Algeria ( — )

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 9 (29th), Shots on Goal – 4.5 (30th), Shot on goal per shot % – 50% (25th), Fouls – 17 (6th), Possession – 40.5 (31st), Saves – 6 (9th), Offsides – 0.5 (28th)

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

26. Bosnia & Herzegovina (Down from 22)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 17 (5th), Shots on Goal – 10.5 (3rd), Shot on goal per shot % – 62% (11th), Fouls – 10.5 (25th), Possession – 49.5% (17th), Saves – 7 (4th), Offsides – 2.5 (9th)

(Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

27. Greece ( — )

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 10.5 (25th), Shots on Goal – 6 (22nd), Shot on goal per shot % – 57.5% (19th), Fouls – 16 (8th), Possession – 43% (28th), Saves – 4.5 (20th), Offsides – 3 (5th)

(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

28. Iran (Up from 31)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 7.5 (Least – 32nd), Shots on Goal – 3.5 (Least – 32nd), Shot on goal per shot % – 47% (27th), Fouls – 16 (8th), Possession – 33.5% (Least – 32nd), Saves – 7 (4th), Offsides – 1 (23rd)

(Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

29. Australia ( — )

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 11.5 (18th), Shots on Goal – 7 (19th), Shot on goal per shot % – 61% (14th), Fouls – 18 (4th), Possession – 43% (28th), Saves – 7 (4th), Offsides – 1 (23rd)

(Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

30. Korea (Down from 26)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 9.5 (27th), Shots on Goal – 6 (22nd), Shot on goal per shot % – 63% (6th), Fouls – 10 (27th), Possession – 53% (12th), Saves – 4.5 (20th), Offsides – 0.5 (28th)

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

31. Honduras (Up from 32)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 10 (26th), Shots on Goal – 5.5 (24th), Shot on goal per shot % – 55% (21st), Fouls – 14.5 (13th), Possession – 43% (28th), Saves – 4.5 (20th), Offsides – 1.5 (17th)

(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

32. Cameroon (Down from 28)

Average Stats per game: Total Shots – 14 (12th), Shots on Goal – 5.5 (24th), Shot on goal per shot % – 39% (31st), Fouls – 11.5 (22nd), Possession – 45.5% (24th), Saves – 6 (9th), Offsides – 1.5 (17th)

(Photo by Clive Mason - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
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