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2014 FIFA World Cup power rankings

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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.

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2. Netherlands

It's hard not to be in the top two when you blow out the defending champions of the World Cup. I'm not sure what happened but once Robin van Persie scored his superman header goal to end the half, the Dutch began to look like a completely different team. They attacked over and over again and didn't let Spain catch a breather. They proved their Tiki-Taka style of play has it flaws. Pressure.

AFP PHOTO/ LUIS ACOSTA/Getty Images

14. Switzerland

A dramatic goal was scored by Seferovic in the last second of injury time a 2-1 win over Ecuador. The Swiss played well, keeping lots of possession and taking more shots than expected. They seem like favorites to get the second spot in Group E.

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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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