Venancio Lopez, Spain coach
Uruguay defended very well and it was hard for us to create clear openings, but today the most important thing was the result. Are we favourites? We don't see ourselves that way. At the moment we're only thinking about the Russia game, which is key because they're our first second-phase opponents. If we want to reach the semi-finals we have to take it one game at a time.
Gustavo Sanchez, Uruguay coach
Today's match was very important because we went toe-to-toe with the world champions, defending well and creating goalscoring chances. The tournament as a whole has been a great opportunity for this squad of young players. Given time, I'm sure we'll continue to improve.