Alexandre Soares, Brazil coach
We didn’t underestimate Ukraine one bit. They've always been a strong team who had a great campaign in the European qualifying zone - we knew all about them. I also regard them as the toughest opponent in our group, the one with the most organised defence.
Amarelle, Ukraine assistant coach
Drawing with Brazil in our opening match isn’t bad, even if it doesn’t get us anywhere in the standings. It will serve to give us a lift, also because now we absolutely have to win the next matches. But I’ll say it again, we’re happy because we held our own against the world champions, the best team there is. We showed compactness and some effective counter-attacking. That’s the way forward.