Fred Hale, Solomon Islands goalkeeper
This was a difficult match for us. I personally felt very tense playing in front of a crowd like this, as I've never played in front of such a big crowd before. We had some defensive problems especially when James Naka came off, but we need to forget today’s game and concentrate on tomorrow’s match against Portugal. We still have a chance of qualifying.
Rami Al Mesaabi, United Arab Emirates player
We went into the game with the sole aim of winning, especially after our loss to Portugal had put us in a difficult position. We’ve won today thanks to a very good tactical performance by the coach and a very strong performance from all the players. We also managed to win by a healthy margin.
Karim Albalooshi, United Arab Emirates player
This win was very important for us and we must treat every match from now on like the final. The game against Uruguay is the decisive one. We’ll go for the win and keep playing like that until we get to the final. All the teams are now equal on points, which shows just how close the teams are in ability.