"We've achieved our goal. Winning the first edition [of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup] to be held in Europe was absolutely essential for us. We still want to do more and prove to the entire world that we are the best. I think that we can be proud of ourselves." Benjamin, Brazil forward.

"It's an immense pleasure to have won this trophy again. My players have been fantastic. We dominated the majority of this final." Alexandre Soares, Brazil coach.

"Our initial aim was to reach the quarter-finals. So, above all else we're pleased to have exceeded our expectations by such a distance. It's a huge performance. Now we're hoping to build on our results here at the next European championship." Massimiliano Esposito, Italy attacker.