To come up against the Germans in the knockout phase is something no nation wants.
Slovakia were the unlucky ones this time, but finishing third in your group usually means home time, though this time it meant Germany - which isn't far off the same thing.
Hamsik was the highlight, his hair as eye-catching as his performances. They were unlucky to lose to Wales - dominating much of the second half, did well to hold England, but beating Russia was their highlight.
Given anyone bar Germany they might have had a chance, but they leave with heads held high and funky haircuts in tact.