Sidney, Brazil player
It was a very tough match for us. We played them last year and it was a close game, and it was the same today, even though we finished the match with a two-goal cushion. It’s great we've qualified for the semi-finals and today’s victory shows that we can keep our winning run going. The next game will also be difficult for us. We're playing our biggest rivals Portugal, so we will need to focus even more and cut out any mistakes.
Roberto Pasquali, Italy captain
Brazil are the best team in the world and they were better than us today. We played the match with big hearts and a good spirit, and when I scored our fourth goal I felt we were back in the game, as we'd played really well. Now we’ll start working hard in training again and I hope we’ll do better in the next tournament.