And we have our first faller.
Less than a week after the tournament started, it's over for the Irish.
There was to be no glory, no David slaying Goliath against Spain, and no doubting Croatia were the better side in their opening game.
Irish fans were undoubtedly the stars of their show, and will be out in force and good voice against Italy. But, much like England, there's a real lack of stars on the pitch. Although they do have performances from James McClean to look forward to.
He needs to start against Italy.