Shams Hossein, Iran coach
It was a very even game, one which both teams needed to win, and fortunately we came out on top. We'll have an edge against Italy in Brasilia, because we know the venue and the crowd and they don't. But all we want to think about is reaching the final and hopefully meeting Brazil.
Vahid Shamsaee, Iran player.
I'm sad that I won't be able to play against Italy, but my squad-mates that can fill in for me are better than I am.
Gennadiy Lisenchuk, Ukraine coach
Aside from what the mathematical probabilities say, we already know that we won't be in the hunt for a podium finish. We'd like to thank all the Brazilians for their support and we've got no complaints at all about the hosting of the event.