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

Who are the best players for your FIFA 18 FUT World Cup squad? This ranking can help decide.

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.

RankPlayerClub and CountryConfederationPositionRating
1Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid, PortugalUEFAST95
2Lionel MessiFC Barcelona, ArgentinaCONMEBOLRW94
3NeymarParis Saint-Germain, BrazilCONMEBOLLW93
4Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich, PolandUEFAST92
5-Luis SuarezFC Barcelona, UruguayCONMEBOLST91
5-David De GeaManchester United, SpainUEFAGK91
7-Manuel NeuerBayern Munich, GermanyUEFAGK91
7-Kevin De BruyneManchester City, BelgiumUEFACM90
7-Eden HazardChelsea, BelgiumUEFACF90
7-Sergio RamosReal Madrid, SpainUEFACB90
7-Mats HummelsBayern Munich, GermanyUEFACB90
7-Toni KroosReal Madrid, GermanyUEFACM90
13-Edinson CavaniParis Saint-Germain, UruguayCONMEBOLST89
13-Luka ModrićReal Madrid, CroatiaUEFACM89
13-Christian EriksenTottenham Hotspur, DenmarkUEFACAM89
13-Antoine GriezmannAtlético Madrid, FranceUEFACF89
17-Diego GodinAtletico Madrid, UruguayCONMEBOLCB88
17-PepeBesiktas, PortugalUEFACB88
17-Mohamed SalahLiverpool, EgyptCAFRM88
17-Thibaut CourtoisChelsea, BelgiumUEFAGK88
17-ThiagoBayern Munich, SpainUEFACM88
17-N'Golo KanteChelsea, FranceUEFACDM88
17-Mesut ÖzilArsenal, GermanyUEFACAM88
17-Gonzalo HiguainJuventus, ArgentinaCONMEBOLST88
17-Philippe CoutinhoBarcelona, BrazilCONMEBOLRW88
26-Harry KaneTottenham HotspurUEFAST87
26-James RodriguezBayern Munich, ColombiaCONMEBOLCAM87
26-Gerard PiquéFC Barcelona, SpainUEFACB87
26-Hugo LlorisTottenham Hotspur, FranceUEFAGK87
26-Jérôme BoatengBayern Munich, GermanyUEFACB87
26-Sergio BusquetsFC Barcelona, SpainUEFACDM87
26-David SilvaManchester City, SpainUEFARW87
26-Andrés IniestaFC Barcelona, SpainUEFACM87
26-Marc-André ter StegenFC Barcelona, GermanyUEFAGK87
26-Paulo DybalaJuventus, ArgentinaCONMEBOLCAM87
26-Sergio AgüeroManchester City, ArgentinaCONMEBOLST87
26-João MirandaInter Milan, BrazilCONMEBOLCB87
26-MarceloReal Madrid, BrazilCONMEBOLLB87
26-PaulinhoBarcelona, BrazilCONMEBOLCM87

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.

RankPlayerClub and CountryPositionRating
1PeléBrazil (Icon)CAM98
2Diego MaradonaArgentina (Icon)CAM97
3Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid, PortugalST95
4-RonaldoBrazil (Icon)ST94
4-Lev YashinRussia (Icon)GK94
6-Lionel MessiFC Barcelona, ArgentinaRW94
6-Thierry HenryFrance (Icon)ST93
6-Lothar MatthäusGermany (Icon)CM93
6-NeymarParis Saint-Germain, BrazilLW93
9-Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich, PolandST92
9-Bobby MooreEngland (Icon)CB92
9-Gary LinekerEngland (Icon)ST92
9-Carles PuyolSpain (Icon)CB92
14-Luis SuarezFC Barcelona, UruguayST91
14-RonaldinhoBrazil (Icon)CAM91
14-Laurent BlancFrance (Icon)CB91
14-David De GeaManchester United, SpainGK91
14-Manuel NeuerBayern Munich, GermanyGK91
19-Jay-Jay OkochaNigeria (Icon)CAM90
19-Rui CostaPortugal (Icon)CAM90
19-DecoPortugal (Icon)CM90
19-Luis HernándezMexico (Icon)ST90
19-Kevin De BruyneManchester City, BelgiumCM90
19-Eden HazardChelsea, BelgiumCF90
19-Sergio RamosReal Madrid, SpainCB90
19-Mats HummelsBayern Munich, GermanyCB90
19-Toni KroosReal Madrid, GermanyCM90
28-Edinson CavaniParis Saint-Germain, UruguayST89
28-Luka ModrićReal Madrid, CroatiaCM89
28-Christian EriksenTottenham Hotspur, DenmarkCAM89
28-Antoine GriezmannAtlético Madrid, FranceCF89

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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