We lacked concentration, but fortunately it happened now and not in the quarter-finals. Yet again we made some basic mistakes and although the players are happy with the win, they are a little bit concerned, and rightly so. The third goal by Buru really got the team going. That's how Brazil should play for the whole tournament. Alexandre Soares, Brazil coach

We played a great game and our marking was first-class, particularly when you consider how skilful the Brazilians are. I think we have shown how much we have come on, both technically and mentally, since Brazil beat us 23-2 in the qualifiers for the 2005 World Cup. Ramon Raya, Mexico coach

We were all over the place at the start, thinking it was going to be a much easier game. My second goal, the team's third, gave us more confidence, but right now we need to try and sort out the mistakes we made. This time we managed to get back on track but against another team it might not be enough. Buru, Brazil player

It was a keenly contested match and I think Brazil's greater experience saw them through in the end. We have improved so much, particularly in the mental aspects. We need to show the same positive mentality we had today in the rest of the tournament. Rodrigo Villalobos, Mexico player