Big Movers of 2016
After racing ahead in the World Cup qualifiers, Brazil moved to the top of the rankings followed by European champions Portugal and Copa America winners Chile.
French Guianaenjoyed a 3-0 win at home to Cuba in a Caribbean Cup qualifier and hammered their Haitian hosts 5-2 in a World Cup qualifier.
Guatemalarose in the rankings partly as their erroneous low position from 2015 was levelling out. In World Cup qualifiers in Guatemala City, they defeated USA 2-0 and St Vincent & the Grenadines 9-3 with Carlos Ruis scoring 5 of the goals.
DR Congobeat Angola 2-0 and thrashed Madagascar 6-1 on their travels in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers before winning 4-0 at home to Libya in a World Cup qualifier.
ArmeniaDemolished Guatemala 7-1 in a friendly match in the USA and defeated Montenegro 3-2 at home in a World Cup qualifier.
Jamaica lost 1-0 to Venezuela and 3-0 to Uruguay in Copa America matches played in USA and were beaten 2-0 at home to Haiti in a World Cup qualifier.
Cape Verdesuffered home defeats 1-0 against Morocco in an African qualifier and 2-0 against Burkina Faso in a World Cup qualifier.
Estoniadid poorly in most of their matches which included 2-0 defeats away to Lithuania in the Baltic Cup and at home to Greece in a World Cup qualifier.
Albania were defeated 1-0 by Switzerland in Euro 2016 in France before playing a goalless match in home friendly against Morocco. They lost World Cup qualifiers 2-0 and 3-0 at home to Spain and Israel respectively.
The biggest shock of the year was Haiti's 5-2 collapse at home to French Guiana in a World Cup qualifier followed by Chile's 7-0 mauling of Mexico in a Copa America match in Santa Clara.
The highest score of the year was Croatia's 10-0 spanking of San Marino in a home friendly.