John Peacock (ENG) England coach
I'm really thrilled with today's result. I think it was a very even game, but we were able to score at crucial moments. I'm particularly pleased with the way we played in the second half. We knew Brazil had a potent strike force, but thanks to our organisation, we managed to stop them. It's been a great experience.

Lucho Nizzo (BRA), Brazil coach
We didn't expect this defeat. We set our stall out and took the game to them, whereas they sat back, invited us on and then beat us from two dead balls that stemmed from our mistakes. I feel the result was unfair. At any rate, the circumstances of this defeat in no way change how confident we are of winning this championship. We've performed well enough to be able to reach the final, and that's where we're going to be.

Alex Smithies (ENG), England goalkeeper
That was a real rollercoaster ride for me. First I conceded a goal I perhaps should have saved, although I was caught out by the way the ball moved. Then I managed to save a penalty, before we got the winning goal in the last minute. I'd like to think I had some bearing on Lulinha's decision to put the penalty where he did, because I pointed to the left corner before he shot.

Maicon (BRA), Brazil defender
We lost because we were unable to put the game beyond their reach when we had the chance. We knew it was going to be a tight match between two quality teams, and in those circumstances you cannot afford to miss so many goal-scoring chances. If you don't convert then you pay for it, and that's what happened to us today