Big Movers of 2008
All points were multiplied by 100 to get rid of decimal points and make the differences between the teams more visivble.
Germany remained at the top despite the USA winning the Olympics and North Korea lifted the Asian Cup as expected but were overtaken by Brazil into 3rd place.
Equatorial Guinea were the biggest movers after 1-0 wins over Nigeria and Cameroon and a 5-2 victory against Congo in the African Cup which they hosted and won by defeating South Africa 2-1 in the final.
Tunisia qualified for the African Cup for the first time after a goalless draw in Algeria and a 2-1 win in the return match. They picked up a point in as they held Nigeria to a goalless draw in the finals at Equatorial Guinea.
Turkey were undefeated in 2008 and picked up 5 victories including a 6-0 thrashing of Estonia away from home.
Faroe Islands Enjoyed a 4-1 win in Lithuania and went unbeaten throughout the year.
Iran achieved a 3-2 win over Taiwan in an Asian Cup qualifier in Vietnam.
Estonia lost 2-1 to the lowest ranked European team Armenia in Macedonia where they were also beaten 1-0 by Malta.
Lithuania were beaten 3-1 by Macedonia in Azerbaijan and 4-3 at home to Luxembourg.
Greece finished bottom of their Euro qualifiers group ending the year with 5-0 and 6-4 home losses to Serbia and Slovenia respectively.
Latvia found the going tough and even lost 3-0 away to Luxembourg.
The biggest Surprise was Macedonia's 3-1 win over Lithuania.
The highest score was South Korea's 13-0 mauling of Malaysia in the Asian qualifiers in Thailand.
There were no new teams in 2008.