"Uruguay are a strong team. They have beaten us twice in the past editions of this tournament. We needed to play a great game to win and I'm pleased we managed to do it. Our goal was to finish top of this group. It hasn't been easy but I'm finally happy to have done it," Eric Cantona, France coach.
"This first round has been very positive for us because we have made it to the quarter-finals. Now we will play Portugal who are a very good team. But to win this competition we'll have to play very good teams, and that's our ambition. We're confident of reaching the semi-finals," Venancio Ramos, Uruguay coach.