Alessandro Nuccorini, Italy coach
What was really good is that we continued to believe we’d win right to the end. We had to overcome a few setbacks during the game, but now we’re just overjoyed at going through.
Ali Hassanzadeh, Iran player
Missing out on qualifying in the last minute is a real tragedy. The semi-finals were within our grasp. We’ve given everything, even without three of our best players.