For what it’s worth so early in the tournament, here are my Power Rankings for all sixteen countries up to and including the second round of games in Group A. I’m sure you’ll disagree but use the comments feature to pass your own opinions and give us your rankings:
13. CZECH REPUBLIC
Just so you don’t think I pulled these names out of a hat and ranked them, I have seen all of most of the action via ESPN, despite the brutal nature of their studio presenters and analysts who have bordered on the ridiculous. Today we were treated to Max Bretos, Taylor Twellman, Kasey Keller and some Hispanic dude called Fernando who sounded ready to break out into “Gooooal”. Quite pathetic.
Anyhow, I digress.