Ranking the 7 teams remaining in the World Cup



French celebrates winning the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Ben Williams, Special Contributor

With an upset this morning between Croatia and Brazil, check out KP Media’s Ben Williams’ ranking of the seven teams remaining.

1. Argentina 

Argentina is in a close second as they are also favorites for the tournament as they beat Poland to make it out of the group stage. Argentina is ranked 3rd in the FIFA rankings and want to get revenge after they lost to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final.

“Argentina maybe could win their team looks better every year and they have Messi.” – Viktor Cruz, 9

2. France

France has made it out of the group stages and want to repeat their success as they did in 2018 when they won. France is ranked 4th on the FIFA rankings and definitely favorites. 

3. Portugal 

Portugal wants to win the tournament like they did the 2016 Euros. Portugal is ranked 9th in the FIFA rankings and trying to win its first World Cup for their nation.

“Portugal has been doing the best so far. They’re the most interesting to watch and have very exciting players.”- Daniel Ascuna, 9 

4. Croatia

Croatia got 2nd place in the 2018 World Cup to winners France and want to go far in this World Cup. Croatia is ranked 12th in the world and is definitely the dark horse of the tournament.

5. Morocco

Morocco topped a hard group with Croatia and Belgium by earning two wins and a draw. Morocco is only ranked 22nd and are massive underdogs, who will have to go against Spain. 

6. England 

England has won the World Cup only once in its history. England is a favorite for this tournament because of its squad depth and young talent. England is ranked No. 5 in the FIFA rankings and are still undefeated in the World Cup. 

7. Netherlands 

The Netherlands have come very close to winning the World Cup many times and hope to finally capture it this time. The Netherlands are ranked No. 8 in the FIFA rankings after they topped their group, which included World Cup hosts Qatar.