Russia's media expressed a collective gasp of disbelief Sunday after their much-trumpeted national team were dumped out of Euro 2012.
"Shock -- there is no other word to describe," the Sovetsky Sport daily said in a sentiment express by many.
"I don't know what to say about our football," Russia's ice hockey star Alexander Ovechkin of the NHL's Washington Capital tweeted after the match.
"Should I drag their names through mud or just stay quiet?!"
"Few were prepared to see their national squad go home after this match," the Vesti state news channel said on its website.
TOPSHOTS Russian football fans reacts while watchin on a giant screen the Group A match between Russia and Greece, in the fan zone in Moscow, on June 16, 2012, during the Euro 2012 football championships. Greece won 1-0. AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV