But beware of Greece; they work hard, are solid in the back, and in Georgios Samaras have an experienced and classy striker. And the Greeks did what they had to do against an Ivorian side without pace or commitment. A side that disappointed in 2006, 2010, and were apparently not mentally prepared not to disappoint.
Cote d'Ivoire are a better team, player for player, than Greece. But that is not what football is about. Greece played as a team, with heart and commitment, and that gave them the 2-1 victory where Georgios Samaras kept his head cool in a last minute penalty.
Against all odds, Greece are in the last-16 where they will face another sensation, Costa Rica.
Either Greece or Costa Rica are among the best eight in the world. Nobody expected that.
In the meantime, one of Africa's hopes has disappointed the world yet again.