Greece's reputation at the top level of world football is not particularly acclaimed, although there is one remarkable story to be told.
Managed by Otto Rehhagel of Germany, they pulled off an extraordinary feat at Euro 2004 by winning the tournament, playing what could be described most kindly as "extremely pragmatic" football.
And while many were won over by the unlikely nature of Greece's victory, their playing style was so defensive that it was difficult for neutrals to appreciate.
They have since employed an increasingly attacking style, although in qualifying they still struggled to score goals. Whether the squad possesses enough quality to succeed where it has failed in the past—navigate the group stages of a World Cup tournament—remains to be seen.