Audu Adamu, Nigeria coach
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It wasn’t exactly an easy game for us as the two teams were evenly matched. Every side in the competition has at least one great player in their ranks and that’s why we’re going into each game as if it were a final and giving 100 per cent. I promised my people we’d go through to the next round and I think we’ll get there for our friends and families."

Roberto Cavallo, Venezuela coach
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It wasn’t our day. We didn’t get anything right and the ball didn’t seem to want to go in either. We couldn’t afford to lose but we lost anyway. The boys dug deep but you can’t afford to let chances go begging because you always end up paying for it. All we’ve got left to play for in the next game is pride, and to be honest I was expecting more from this World Cup."