World Cup: Greece
(Petros Giannakouris / AP)
Greece's national team poses before a qualifying match against Latvia on Oct. 10, 2009, in Athens.
Men's ranking: 11
Overall World Cup record: 0-3-0
Coach: Otto Rehhagel
Best performance: First round, 1994
Overview: Would-be ticket-buyers beware, the Greeks will be tough to beat but boring to watch. It was a blanket defense that Rehhagel used to win Euro 2004 and not much has changed in the interim. Oddly enough, Greece produced the top goal scorer in World Cup qualifying in striker Theofanis Gekas, but Gekas will find that Argentina and South Korea are a bit more difficult to score against than Moldova and Luxembourg. -- Grahame L. Jones