- Solaiman SOLAIMAN (70' PEN)
- Fran MERIDA (56')
- Daniel AQUINO (90'+1)
Referee Craig THOMSON (SCO)
SYR - ESP: post-match quotes
Juan Santisteban (ESP), Spain coach
"It was a very tough game. We played well against a side that really kept their shape, had some good individual players and who were impressive physically. However, I think Spain had more goal-scoring opportunities and so deserved the win. Even though we're already through, we'll be playing to win against Argentina, as we want to top the group. It will be a very close game."
Mohamad Aljomaa (SYR), Syria coach
"It's clearly a bad result for us. The wet surface caused problems for my players, but I have a lot of respect for Spain, who played very well. We managed to perform well in the opening and closing ten minutes and almost won it at the end, only to be denied by the excellent Spanish goalkeeper. Perhaps we deserved a point, but that's football for you. Now we have to beat Honduras. Four points should be enough to go through."
Daniel Aquino (ESP), Spain striker
"To score a goal in the last minute and, moreover, for it to be the one that put us into the knockout phase, is a dream come true. I have to thank Bojan, who did all the hard work for the goal. I only had to tap it in. In truth, it was a real team effort. Was the match harder than I expected? Yes, because on top of everything, the conditions out there on the pitch kept changing. Fortunately, however, we managed to win the game."
Tamer Haj Mohamd (SYR), Syria midfielder
"It was a very hard game. I think we played particularly well during the last 25 minutes. We're upset about conceding so late and not being able to respond. We respect Honduras [our next opponents], but I don't think they are at the same level as Spain and Argentina. If we win, we'll almost certainly go through."