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​World Cup: Final World Cup power rankings after group play

By ALEC KLEYER
XN Sports

Guaranteed there are few people in the world who predicted Costa Rica to win their group; a group consisting of Italy, Uruguay and England. Costa Rica defied tremendous odds with a win against Italy and Uruguay. They finished off an unbeaten run with a tie against England in their last game of the group stages.

Now Costa Rica heads into the round of 16 against a below average Greece side that can easily be beaten.

Defending champions Spain finally bagged a few goals and ended the tournament on a better note. They played youngsters and fresh faces in their final game and showed off their bright future. But, how bright will it be?

Guess what else happened. Yep, Suarez got hungry. This is not the first, not the second, but the third cannibalistic act of the Uruguayan. Uruguay will surely miss him when they face Colombia in the round of 16.

The updated power rankings include Suarez's absence.



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