Fueled by a fanatical home crowd at the Euro 2004, Greece surprised everyone as they just kept going and going until they beat Portugal in the final match.  So why didn't the Greek squad as much as qualify for the World Cup in 2006?  A dismal showing at the 2005 Confederations Cup foreshadowed things to come, and 1-0 defeats against Ukraine and Denmark cemented their fourth place finish in the qualifiers.  

German-born coach Otto Renhagel would have loved to bring the squad to his homeland, and Greek fans certainly expected continuing success.  The 67 year old Renhagel is unsure for how long he will continue coaching, but relishes the opportunity he's had with the Greeks, "Even if ten years pass, part of my heart will be Greek."