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Updated FIFA World Cup power rankings after semifinals

By ALEC KLEYER
XN Sports

Here are the World Cup power rankings before the final:




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lgvxl42 July 11 2014 at 5:14 PM

Argentina isn't the cae walk that Brasil was! Germany has got its hands full, now.......Buenos Suerte Argentina!

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Sandra Lugo-Camacho July 11 2014 at 5:02 PM

No doubt that the German team is very good, but...the team with most hunger, qualities, strategy, cohesion, & who makes the least mistakes, will win. I still go to the underdog: Argentina! No matter what, FIFA's obsolete & bias referring system has 2 change to 3 asst. referees / field side, plus play review for the main referee before calling strategic plays so that the athletes won't keep getting hurt, & there is more sportsmanship.

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rcalley1 July 11 2014 at 10:22 AM

It easy to score if there is no real defense as was the case in the Brazil game. Argentina is a rock solid team very focused and an excellent defense. Germany may win, but it will not be a cake walk. They will have to earn it. Same for Argentina they too will have to earn the win.

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jtamayo779 rcalley1 July 11 2014 at 12:36 PM

rcalley, the weakest Argentina line is defense. The Argentinians know it.

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MAD_DAWG1 July 11 2014 at 11:43 PM

When will this krap be over

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Kate MAD_DAWG1 July 12 2014 at 11:54 AM

If you don't watch it or read about it, it's over. That wasn't a very bright thing to say.

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MAD_DAWG1 Kate July 12 2014 at 1:20 PM

Im am sick of seeing it all OVER

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jas July 11 2014 at 11:47 PM

To the Spankys, your comments are very sophomoric. If I'm a player at the World Cup, I want to score, period. Whether it's against Brazil, or Guam, I want to score a goal, actually several goals. I tire of people whining about Germany running up the tally against Brazil, 7-1.

Player, when 80 years old, wants to tell his grandson. "I scored a goal at the 2014 World Cup." Perhaps, two, three, heck as many as he can, against opponents, regardless of country origin.

So, when should have Germany stopped scoring, 2, 3, 4, goals? "Gee guys," in German of course, "we probably should stop scoring, when we have four, and one half goals, so as not show up our Brazilian buds." Right.

Perhaps, Brazil, should have played some defense. Rather than looking at one another, like juniors do at a soccer field, when getting their butts kicked.

Me thinks Argentina facing Germany on Sunday, should be ready to play. Likely, not to see five penalty kicks, like they had with the Dutch, settling the game.

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Gil July 12 2014 at 1:37 AM

God's predicament. Who should I help? Argentina (Francis) or Germany (Benedict).

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Kate Gil July 12 2014 at 12:07 PM

I seriously doubt that God has any interest in soccer.

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Brutal July 12 2014 at 8:30 AM

2014 World Cup ... Never a doubt for the Germans ... everyone else was playing for second place.

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cherylhaass July 12 2014 at 9:45 AM

Is this really the END? Finally, the "finals"? And how long will THIS take? Can we plan on stopping the 24/7 obsession with soccer SOON? PLEASE?

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hotstuff July 12 2014 at 10:47 AM

How is Columbia ranked so much higher than Brazil after a sound beating.2-1 and Columbias one goal was a penalty kick? Brazil suffered from Columbias brutality and that's why they are not the team the were.

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borisiak July 12 2014 at 12:36 PM

Germany that almost lost to Ghana? That Germany powerhouse managed to save a tie against that African team. Go Argentina!!! Make it 2-1 against Germany in the finals.

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