Alessandro Nuccorini, Italy coach
Today it was our defence and our well-honed dead-ball ability that won us the game. The final score doesn't reflect the play, and I'd like to praise the efforts of the Ukrainian players because it was a really even game. Against Brazil it will be even more difficult, but we must put in that extra bit of effort if we want to reach the semis.
Gennadiy Lisenchuk, Ukraine coach
I congratulate Italy on their win in a very keenly contested match that could have gone either way. We had to change our tactics after the first goal and they took advantage well. Against Iran it will be another tough match, but we're going to try and win to stay in the hunt.