This World Cup Teams diagram depicts the 211 FIFA affiliated teams. They attempt to assess each national football team's progression and current ability. The ranking is based on various metrics, including the number of games won and how "important" those wins were, such as in major tournaments or against strong opponents. However, high-ranking teams do not directly qualify for the World Cup. Instead, because each region has a limited number of slots, ranks are used for seeding in regional qualifying tournaments.