Knowing FIFA 18 World Cup ratings allow you to form the best possible FUT squad for the summer World Cup update.

This page ranks players by their overall ranking, regardless of their Confederation such as UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONMEBOL, CAF and the AFC, allowing you to see the best players in the world at a glance.

However, that shouldn't be the only determining factor, with Confederation and individual positions helping you decide which players to go for. Our additional UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONMEBOL, CAF and AFC Confederation rankings can also allow you to narrow the options down further.

Note all the below - sourced from EA - is specifically for the FIFA 18 World Cup update.

We've also included FIFA 18 World Cup ratings with and without Icons - which, by perhaps little surprise, best the current World Cup line-up.

FIFA 18 World Cup ratings: The best World Cup players by overall ranking

The following features the best World Cup players by overall ranking using players in World Cup qualifying sides from around the world.

As you can see, many players are 'tied' when their ratings are the same. That said, there is a clear top four best players, and even if players are tied, use their Confederation and Position to determine the best player to pick for the squad you are building.

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RankPlayerClub and CountryConfederationPositionRating
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid, Portugal UEFA ST 95
2 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona, Argentina CONMEBOL RW 94
3 Neymar Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil CONMEBOL LW 93
4 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich, Poland UEFA ST 92
5- Luis Suarez FC Barcelona, Uruguay CONMEBOL ST 91
5- David De Gea Manchester United, Spain UEFA GK 91
7- Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich, Germany UEFA GK 91
7- Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City, Belgium UEFA CM 90
7- Eden Hazard Chelsea, Belgium UEFA CF 90
7- Sergio Ramos Real Madrid, Spain UEFA CB 90
7- Mats Hummels Bayern Munich, Germany UEFA CB 90
7- Toni Kroos Real Madrid, Germany UEFA CM 90
13- Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain, Uruguay CONMEBOL ST 89
13- Luka Modrić Real Madrid, Croatia UEFA CM 89
13- Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur, Denmark UEFA CAM 89
13- Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid, France UEFA CF 89
17- Diego Godin Atletico Madrid, Uruguay CONMEBOL CB 88
17- Pepe Besiktas, Portugal UEFA CB 88
17- Mohamed Salah Liverpool, Egypt CAF RM 88
17- Thibaut Courtois Chelsea, Belgium UEFA GK 88
17- Thiago Bayern Munich, Spain UEFA CM 88
17- N'Golo Kante Chelsea, France UEFA CDM 88
17- Mesut Özil Arsenal, Germany UEFA CAM 88
17- Gonzalo Higuain Juventus, Argentina CONMEBOL ST 88
17- Philippe Coutinho Barcelona, Brazil CONMEBOL RW 88
26- Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur UEFA ST 87
26- James Rodriguez Bayern Munich, Colombia CONMEBOL CAM 87
26- Gerard Piqué FC Barcelona, Spain UEFA CB 87
26- Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur, France UEFA GK 87
26- Jérôme Boateng Bayern Munich, Germany UEFA CB 87
26- Sergio Busquets FC Barcelona, Spain UEFA CDM 87
26- David Silva Manchester City, Spain UEFA RW 87
26- Andrés Iniesta FC Barcelona, Spain UEFA CM 87
26- Marc-André ter Stegen FC Barcelona, Germany UEFA GK 87
26- Paulo Dybala Juventus, Argentina CONMEBOL CAM 87
26- Sergio Agüero Manchester City, Argentina CONMEBOL ST 87
26- João Miranda Inter Milan, Brazil CONMEBOL CB 87
26- Marcelo Real Madrid, Brazil CONMEBOL LB 87
26- Paulinho Barcelona, Brazil CONMEBOL CM 87

Meanwhile, the following is the best rated players in the 2018 World Cup with all Icons players included, to give you an idea of how they compare.

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RankPlayerClub and CountryPositionRating
1 Pelé Brazil (Icon) CAM 98
2 Diego Maradona Argentina (Icon) CAM 97
3 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid, Portugal ST 95
4- Ronaldo Brazil (Icon) ST 94
4- Lev Yashin Russia (Icon) GK 94
6- Lionel Messi FC Barcelona, Argentina RW 94
6- Thierry Henry France (Icon) ST 93
6- Lothar Matthäus Germany (Icon) CM 93
6- Neymar Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil LW 93
9- Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich, Poland ST 92
9- Bobby Moore England (Icon) CB 92
9- Gary Lineker England (Icon) ST 92
9- Carles Puyol Spain (Icon) CB 92
14- Luis Suarez FC Barcelona, Uruguay ST 91
14- Ronaldinho Brazil (Icon) CAM 91
14- Laurent Blanc France (Icon) CB 91
14- David De Gea Manchester United, Spain GK 91
14- Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich, Germany GK 91
19- Jay-Jay Okocha Nigeria (Icon) CAM 90
19- Rui Costa Portugal (Icon) CAM 90
19- Deco Portugal (Icon) CM 90
19- Luis Hernández Mexico (Icon) ST 90
19- Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City, Belgium CM 90
19- Eden Hazard Chelsea, Belgium CF 90
19- Sergio Ramos Real Madrid, Spain CB 90
19- Mats Hummels Bayern Munich, Germany CB 90
19- Toni Kroos Real Madrid, Germany CM 90
28- Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain, Uruguay ST 89
28- Luka Modrić Real Madrid, Croatia CM 89
28- Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur, Denmark CAM 89
28- Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid, France CF 89

Again, our UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONMEBOL, CAF and AFC Confederations page and Icons page breaks this data down further to help you form the best possible team over this summer's tournament.

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