Ri Ui Ham, Korea DPR coach
My players and I are very proud of this result. It was a tough game, as we expected it to be. But even when we went 1-0 down very early in the game, we showed strong character. We have been training very hard for a long time to achieve this, and we became stronger game by game. We came here with no other goal than the victory; our players were in perfect condition and showed it during the whole tournament. Throughout, we have been thinking only about our country and people, so we are happy that we will bring great pleasure to out motherland with this victory.
Kazbek Tambi, USA coach
I'm really proud of my kids for their efforts over the tournament and for coming so close to winning a world championship. Obviously we're disappointed but North Korea played a tremendous game and we congratulate them. They did a great job of closing us down and outplayed us at times. But it was great match and great advert for women's football. This has been an awesome tournament, the level has been outstanding, and it has made a really strong statement about the state of the women's game.