Damir Khamadiev, Russia player
The best way to win a World Cup is by focusing on winning your next game, nothing else. Even more important than the goals we scored against Japan and Cuba is the fact that we played well and are lucky enough to be in the next round.
Sergio Sapo, Japan coach
Despite having a young and inexperienced team, our objective was to make it through to the next round. And though we gave it everything we had, even against two of the title contenders, Brazil and Russia, we came up short. Nevertheless, I am very proud of my players.