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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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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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