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2018 World Cup Power Rankings — 7 months B.W.C.

Germany v Argentina: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 13: Andre Schuerrle of Germany looks at the World Cup trophy after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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209 days — that’s how long the world is still being made to wait for the opening game of the 2018 World Cup. It’s close, in that all 32 berths have been secured, but still so far, in that the draw is still two weeks away.

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Perhaps then, and only then, will it begin to feel really real.

According to our esteemed panelists — Joe Prince-Wright, Nicholas Mendola, Kyle Bonn, Matt Reed, Dan Karell and yours truly — four clear-cut favorites for the semifinals have separated themselves from the rest of the pack, followed by another six or eight sides with one half of their squad firing on all cylinders but some serious kinks to work out elsewhere.

[ MORE: Round 1 of the WC power rankings | Round 2 ]

Finally, the latest edition of PST’s 2018 World Cup Power Rankings, now featuring all 32 teams qualified for Russia…

1 (1)Germany18912
2 (2)Brazil18813
3 (4)Spain17735
4 (3)France17635
5 (8)Argentina158410
6 (5)Belgium156410
7 (7)Portugal153610
8 (11)England150512
9 (6)Uruguay141614
10 (9)Colombia140712
11 (10)Mexico129814
12 (12)Poland1251014
13 (20)Croatia118720
14 (17)Switzerland1151216
15 (NR)Sweden921619
16 (NR)Denmark861323
17 (NR)Serbia83928
18 (NR)Peru801525
19 (15)Iceland791524
20 (16)Japan711627
21 (NR)Egypt661827
22 (NR)South Korea641332
23 (NR)Senegal631726
24 (18)Nigeria581527
25 (19)Costa Rica571429
26 (NR)Morocco481829
27 (NR)Australia452230
28 (NR)Russia362032
29 (NR)Iran342231
30 (NR)Tunisia302331
31 (NR)Panama192832
32 (NR)Saudi Arabia93132

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