"I'm delighted with the result and even more so with the way we played. My team is gradually improving and put in a great performance today, which is a good omen since our main aim is obviously to win the final," Alexandre Soares, Brazil coach 

"We'd said that we would have to keep our shape, if only in the first few minutes, but we should have been more aggressive. We still have a slight chance, though, and we'll keep the faith right until the end," Shinji Makino, Japan defender