France striker Benzema tops the list with Rodriguez second, while defender Raphael Varane earns third place but David Luiz, despite scoring a 30-yard free-kick to secure Brazil's win over Colombia, slips down from top spot last week to seventh this time.
According to FIFA's Castrol index Benzema is currently the best player of the WC. Varane comes 3rd. pic.twitter.com/XKyhcXh7QK
— El Madridismo (@ElMadridismo93) July 6, 2014
Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij is a surprise entry to the top ten, but there is still no room for Lionel Messi, who may well lead his country to glory in Rio de Janeiro in Sunday's final. Jan Vertonghen clings on to his spot in the top ten, despite Belgium's defeat to Argentina.
The full top ten, complete with the mystery ratings, is:
1) Karim Benzema, France (9.79)
2) James Rodriguez, Colombia (9.74)
3) Raphael Varane, France (9.7)
4) Thiago Silva, Brazil (9.66)
5) Mats Hummels, Germany (9.63)
6) Arjen Robben, Netherlands (9.59)
7) David Luiz, Brazil (9.56)
8) Neymar, Brazil (9.53)
9) Stefan de Vrij, Netherlands (9.51)
10) Jan Vertonghen, Belgium (9.48).
- Sports & Recreation
- Karim Benzema
- James Rodriguez
- Raphael Varane
- David Luiz
- Stefan de Vrij
- Lionel Messi