We played better than in the first match but we were still too nervous. We were favourites today and that's not something we're used to. We still missed too many chances, but this time we managed to get the three points. Nikolai Pisarev, Russia coach

We started off perfectly with two quick goals. Even though they got back into the match, we managed to pull away again. Today's game proves we don't yet have the necessary experience to make life easier for ourselves in this kind of situation. Ilya Leonov, Russia player

We got off to a slow start and that cost us two goals. We haven't played since July and that might be a reason for it. Despite the defeats, though, we're still happy to be here. My boys are learning a lot. Terrence Van Dillen, Solomon Islands coach

We let in two quick goals but we almost managed to get back on level terms. I even thought we might be able to win but having to do without our best player James Naka was a real handicap. Omo, Solomon Islands player