Ilya Leonov, Russia captain
We were very comfortable after winning our first two matches, and perhaps that led to a little complacency in this game. We had great support today and this was very nice to see. We’ve qualified in first place, so now we’ll watch the Brazil-Switzerland game with interest as we’d like to avoid Brazil.
Luciano Franceschini, Argentina player
Our victory was very hard fought. We all know Russia are a very strong team. We played well and without fear, and we never gave up. We got our reward with a goal in the dying seconds. The great thing about beach soccer is that anything can happen and things can change in a split second. As for the future, we’ll take a week or two off and then start again in earnest. Of course I’m sad to be leaving the tournament, but at the same time I am happy with our performance.