Georgia booked a place in the last 16 of Euro 2024 in their debut appearance at a major tournament with a 2-0 win over Portugal on Wednesday in the biggest upset by FIFA rankings in European Championship history.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia‘s early goal and a Georges Mikautadze penalty earned Georgia, ranked 74th in the FIFA rankings, the win over already-qualified PortugalCristiano Ronaldo‘s Portugal are ranked sixth in the world, and they were European champions in 2016.

Slovakia‘s (48th) win over Belgium (third) earlier this tournament previously held the distinction for the biggest upset.

The win, albeit against a largely second-string Portugal who had already made it into the next round, also represented the greatest result for Georgia since the country gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Coming from a disappointing fourth in their Euro qualifying group, Georgia had to take a circuitous route to Germany, first by winning their group in the less glamorous UEFA Nations League tournament then by defeating Greece in a playoff.