Neymar and Philippe Coutinho soar in Sky Sports World Cup Power Rankings
Which players have shone at the World Cup in Russia after the final round of group games?
Last Updated: 29/06/18 10:45am
Cristiano Ronaldo has completed his second hat-trick of the tournament - topping the World Cup Power Rankings for a third successive matchday.
Ronaldo retained top spot after scoring four goals in the opening two games before missing a penalty during the controversial 1-1 draw with Iran - a result that sent Portugal to the knockout stages as Group B runners-up and eliminated Iran.
Brazil rekindled their swagger with a convincing 2-0 win over Serbia to secure passage to the last 16 as Group E winners - with Philippe Coutinho (No 2) and Neymar (No 3) assisting the goals and almost ousting Ronaldo in the rankings.
Belgium edged England 1-0 on Thursday as both sides made wholesale changes, having already qualified for the knockout stages, with Romelu Lukaku (No 4) and Harry Kane (No 5) missing the game but retaining lofty chart positions.
Gareth Southgate's side finished runners-up in Group G and will face Colombia on Tuesday, but centre-back Yerry Mina (No 6) has shone brightest in the stats for their upcoming opponents - eclipsing Falcao and James Rodriguez.
The Power Rankings methodology reflects a player's performance over the entire tournament so far by awarding points to players for 32 different stats. Below, we present this round's Power Rankings and each nation's top points scorer.
The Sky Sports Power Rankings will be updated after each round at the World Cup, so be sure to keep an eye on the big movers...
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