Iran 22nd in World Cup Power Rankings

(IranSportsPress.com) – American sports website Bleacherreport.com released an updated power rankings for all teams participating in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after the completed Quarterfinals matches.

The Iranian national team which started out 32nd in the list before the start of the World Cup moved up to 22nd place one ahead of Italy. Although Team Melli failed to progress out of their group, their strong showing in Brazil placed it ahead of all other Asian teams along a few top tier European teams such as England, Russia and Italy.

Full Bleacher Report Power Rankings:

32. Honduras 31. Cameroon 30. Japan 29. South Korea 28. Australia 27. Ivory Coast 26. Russia 25. Ghana 24. England 23. Italy 22. Iran 21. Bosnia and Herzegovina 20. Ecuador 19. Portugal 18. Spain 17. Croatia 16. Uruguay 15. Greece 14. Switzerland 13. Nigeria 12. Algeria 11. USA 10. Mexico 9. Chile 8. Belgium 7. Argentina 6. Costa Rica 5. France 4. Brazil 3. Colombia 2. Germany 1. Netherlands