2014 FIFA World Cup Rankings

Brazil12014Pre-World Cup Rankings

We’re ranking the top 8 countries at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. To match many predictions, Brazil on home soil is the team to beat. However a handful of teams could spoil the party and this year looks poised to have a few sleeper teams.

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8. Uruguay
Canvani is a superstar and Uruguay seem to always preform well in Brazil.

7. Portugal
They’re more than just Cristino Ronaldo, and will be dangerous.

6. France
Yes the French have talent, lots of it, and will cause problems. They’re currently the sexy pick as a sleeper team.

5. Italy
Italy are in a tough a group, and losing Montolivo certain hurts them. However Italy seem to play their best at World Cups when they’re under pressure.

4. Argentina
Signs of an improving defense greatly increases Argentina’s chance to spoil Brazil’s party

3. Germany
The Germans are loaded but never seem to make it over the final hurdle at the big events, could this year finally be different?

2. Spain
This Spain side is still really good, and outside of  South America they would be the favorite. Costa could be the difference maker.

1. Brazil
It’s Brazil’s World Cup to lose. Playing on home turf will be a tremendous advantage for them, and along with their backline, that makes them the team to beat.

 

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Real Madrid Finish 2013-14 #1 in the World Club Rankings

Real Madrid ChampionsFinal Football Club Rankings: 2013-14 Season

It’s official Real Madrid finish the season as the #1 ranked club in the world. In the most dramatic finish in Rankings history, it came down to the final minutes as Real topped Atletico to finish the season #1 in the world. Spain placed three clubs in the top five, as they continue to dominate among elite clubs. Now it’s on to the World Cup and another summer of wild transfers.

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Just Missed: Roma, Liverpool, Arsenal, AS Monaco, Napoli

Dortmund10. Dortmund
There was quite a case to be made for Roma or Liverpool in the top 10, but we’re going with Dortmund based on their European success. (nr)

 

cheslea logo9. Chelsea
Chelsea just missed in the Premier League, and just missed returning to the UCL Final, but many positives could be found in Jose Mourinho’s return season. (10-21)

 

mancitylogo8. Manchester City (Premier League Champions)
It came down to the final day, but once again City are Champions of England. (8-5)

 

Benfica7. Benfica (Portuguese Liga Champions)
Benfica slipped at the very end, but still had a very impressive and underrated season. (6-11)

 

juvetuslogo6. Juventus (Serie A Champions)
102 points in a Serie A season is a new record that might stand for sometime, and 19 wins in 19 home matches was also a memorable feat for Juve. It will be interesting to see if Juventus can really make a European push in 2015. (7-28)

 

barclogo5. Barcelona
In many ways it’s consider a bad year for Barcelona by missing out on trophy, but even so they finish 5th in the world. (5-37)

 

4. PSG (Ligue 1 Champions)PSG
PSG will likely look back at what could have been in Europe, but should be happy with their highest final ranking ever. (3-37)

 

3. Bayern Munich (Bundesliga Champions, German Cup Champions)
Bayern just missed defending their title as the world’s best club, but easily strolled to another Bundesliga Title. (3-37)

 

Atletico madrid2. Atletico Madrid (La Liga Champions, UCL Final)
We might never see a season like Atletico’s again. Despite being ranked every week of the season, no one expected Atletico to have the staying power to win La Liga, and come with a few minutes of wining the Champion League and finishing the season ranked #1. It will be interesting to see what they can do for an encore. (1-37)

 

1. Real Madrid (European Champions, Coppa Del Rey)
Real have done it, they finish the season the top ranked football club in the world. They make it their 2nd top finish in last three years, after topping the rankings in 2012. There was no doubt Real are the most talented team in the world, and let’s see if Real defend can their title in 2015. (2-37-1)

Make sure to check back for our upcoming pre World Club Rankings, and World Cup coverage. 

The (numbers) are the previous week’s rank, followed by consecutive weeks ranked. The #1 team has a third number indicating weeks in the top spot.

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