Amid disputes between the Cameroonian, Ghanaian and Nigerian national teams and their respective Football Associations over money, it is refreshing to hear the Greek players having a different mentality.
As with all national teams, players do not receive a wage for their services, however they do receive bonuses based on their performances in tournaments.
Following their progression to the last 16, the Greek players would have expected a bonus for their efforts so far; but in a shocking move, they rejected the bonus in favour of a training centre that would help the Greek players focus on their job and improve performances.
The squad detailed their request in a signed letter to the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, on Sunday after qualifying for the last 16 of the tournament in Brazil for the first time in their history.
"We do not want extra bonus, or money. We only play for Greece and its people."
"All we want is for you to support our effort to find a land and create a sports center that will house our National team."