Big Movers of 1999
There were no changes at the top of the rankings with the USA winning the World Cup on home soil and losing finalists China lifting the Asian Cup in the Philippines.
South Korea had a goal feast in the Asian Cup putting 6 past Kazakhstan without reply before smashing Guam 11-0 and burying Hong Kong 14-0 to move up the most in th erankings.
Taiwan Finished 2nd in Asia having demolished Malaysia 16-0 and drawn 1-1 against the powerful North Koreans in their group before beating Japan 2-0 to reach the final.
Nigeria got out of their World Cup group with victories over North Korea 2-1 and Denmark 2-0 before narrowly missing out on a top 4 place having lost 4-3 to Brazil in extra time.
India moved down in the rankings after their losses in the Asian Cup which included a 3-0 defeat to Vietnam.
Hong Kong finished last in the Asian Cup having lost all their matches including an 8-0 thrashing at the hands of Kazakhstan and 14-0 humiliation by South Korea.
Estonia lost all their Euro qualifiers including 2-1 in Israel.
Greece were humiliated 8-0 by Hungary and held to a goalless draw by Turkey in Euro qualifiers on home soil.
Kazakhstan who moved into the rankings on the back of an 8-0 win over Hong Kong were brought down to earth with a 6-0 defeat to South Korea in the Asian Cup.
Japan had a disappointing year losing 2-0 to Taiwan in the semi final of the Asian Cup where they finished 4th and finishing bottom of their World Cup group where they were thrashed 5-0 by Russia.
The surprise of the year was Taiwan's 2-0 victory over Japan in the Asian Cup.
Five new countries joined the rankings. Kazakhstan moved into 36th place while Moldova, Nicaragua, Nepal and Malaysia occupied places in the bottom ten.