My men played a beautiful game today. Uruguay are a very tough
side, both technically and tactically, but we managed to achieve
this victory thanks to the fighting spirit the team showed. This is
this first time we have taken part and I couldn't be happier at
the fact that we have already qualified for the quarter-finals.
Diop Amadou, Senegal coach
When you're playing against such a tall team you have to
mark very tightly, and we didn't do that today. We had our
chances to score but we didn't make the most of them. Sadly, we
had to go two goals down again before we started playing, but this
time we couldn't turn it around.
Venancio Ramos, Uruguay coach
I'm crying with happiness because this is the first time we
have ever played in a world cup, we have qualified a game early and
I've already scored five goals. Even so, we'll still be
going for a win [in the last game] because it will be very
important for the team's morale.
Pape Koukpaki, Senegal player
We knew it was going to be a difficult match and so it proved.
We didn't keep our heads in the final period, which proved to
be the decisive one. Senegal took their opportunities really well
and the African teams have come on a lot. If they keep on improving
their technique, they will be very difficult to beat. We need to
pick ourselves up now and try and make sure we qualify against
Ricar, Uruguay player