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Alexi Lalas' World Cup power rankings: USA elimination creates new top-10
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Alexi Lalas' World Cup power rankings: USA elimination creates new top-10

Updated Aug. 6, 2023 9:13 a.m. ET

The knockout stage of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup is underway. With that, FOX Sports soccer analyst Alexi Lalas shared his third batch of power rankings for the tournament on Saturday evening.

The United States is out of the tournament after its heartbreaking loss to Sweden in the round of 16, meaning there is a new team in the top-10.

Here are Lalas' latest rankings of his top 10 teams in the World Cup so far, along with each squads' record to this point.

Alexi Lalas' power rankings ft. Japan, Spain and Sweden| 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

1. Japan (3-0-0): Japan did nothing to lose its top spot after beating Norway 3-1 in the round of 16.


2. England (3-0-0): The Lionesses moved up to No. 2 after their 1-0 win over Denmark. After winning each of their first matches by just one goal each, they took down China, 6-1, to win Group D.

3. Spain (2-0-1): Despite winning its opening match of the knockout stage 5-1, Spain holds firm at No. 3.

4. Sweden (3-0-0): Sweden eliminated the United States in a penalty shootout. It will play Japan in the quarterfinals.

5. France (2-1-0): The French bounced back following a surprising opening match draw to Jamaica, beating Brazil 2-1 and then Panama 6-3 to win Group F.

6. Netherlands (2-1-0): The Netherlands will play Spain in the quarterfinals after beating South Africa 2-0.

7. Australia (2-0-1): Perhaps much more impressive than the host Matildas simply advancing to the group stage is the fact that they won Group B without star striker and captain Sam Kerr playing, dispatching a strong Canada side 4-0 in the group-stage finale.

8. Colombia (2-0-1): Perhaps the biggest upset of this year's tournament came in Columbia's dramatic last-minute header off a corner kick to top heavyweight Germany, 2-1. It's off to the knockout stage for breakout star Linda Caicedo & Co. after winning Group H.

9. Jamaica (1-2-0): After playing France to a scoreless draw, Jamaica beat Panama 1-0 and played Brazil to a scoreless draw to advance to the knockout stage.

10. Denmark (2-0-1): Denmark scored three goals in the group stage while only conceding one to England. It will play Australia in the round of 16.

[Related: FOX Sports Insider Martin Rogers' Women's World Cup power rankings]

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