World Cup Group Stage Recap and Updated Power Rankings

The final match for each group is behind us, and unfortunately (or fortunately) it’s time to move on. While I get excited about the knockout stages, I also think its bittersweet that the majority of the games are now over.

However, we’ve had some amazing finishes to group stages, and are currently looking at  the knockout round starting this Saturday in the morning with the opening game being France vs. Argentina.

Predictions are to come for this before the first knockout game begins, but for now I wanted to give a quick recap of how the groups ended up at this years’ World Cup:

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If you were watching, you noticed some of the big upset alerts in these games. Argentina barely squeaked by and still look terrible like they did in qualifying. Croatia surprisingly confident and dominant, with teams like France still looking like they’re holding back.

But as the Group Stage closes, here is my updated power rankings of teams at this years World Cup. Take note, study this, and see how this gloriously plays out while we enter into the knockout stage folks!

1. Croatia — Green.png

2. Spain —red.png

3. Brazil — Green.png

4. Uruguay — Green.png

5. France — Green.png

6. Belgium —red.png

7. England —red.png

8. Portugal — oesliderbackgroundgrey.jpg

9. Mexico —red.png

10. Columbia — Green.png

11. Russia — oesliderbackgroundgrey.jpg

12.Sweden — Green.png

13. Switzerland — Green.png

14. Argentina —Green.png

15. Denmark —oesliderbackgroundgrey.jpg

16. Senegal —oesliderbackgroundgrey.jpg

17. Japan —red.png

18. Iran — Green.png

19. Nigeria —red.png

20. Serbia —Green.png

21. Poland —Green.png

22. South Korea — Green.png

23. Iceland — red.png

24. Germany — red.png

25. Morocco —red.png

26.Peru — Green.png

27. Costa Rica —oesliderbackgroundgrey.jpg

28. Australia —red.png

29.Tunisia —Green.png

30. Egypt — red.png

31. Panama — oesliderbackgroundgrey.jpg

32. Saudi Arabia —  oesliderbackgroundgrey.jpg

 

Knockout predictions to come!

-Voggel

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