Ze Miguel Mateus, Portugal coach
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We went into great detail in preparing for this game and we played well, as the result shows. It was an exciting match, and though we’re in a rich vein of form at the moment I don’t think we’ve had it easy in this group. We have complete respect for our opponents and all of them deserve to be here in Ravenna."

Talib Al Thanawi, Oman coach
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We were up against one of the strongest teams in the world and it was a very tough game for us. This World Cup has been a fantastic experience for us though, and we’ve learned so much. We have come on a lot in the last few years even though it has been an uphill battle to get this far. I hope we can keep on improving because we want to qualify for Tahiti 2013."