- Issac DONKOR (51')
Referee Grzegorz GILEWSKI (POL)
GHA-BRA: post-match quotes
Sellas Tetteh (GHA), Ghana coach
"I'm not surprised by this result. I knew my players had the will and ability to get over this hurdle. They'd already proved that to me and today they showed everyone else. I'm certain they are destined for great futures. When we picked up the red card, we had to change our tactics. With a player less in midfield, we played more long balls to find our forwards a bit quicker. We're going to have to work very hard for the rest of the tournament, particularly on our tackling, but I'm not worried because we have good organisation, good tactics and the desire to go all the way. I knew this team couldn't get knocked out of the tournament this early."
Lucho Nizzo (BRA), Brazil coach
"Getting eliminated is always difficult to take, but we came up against a great Ghana side. They're very strong physically and they showed they fully deserve their place at this level. Today just wasn't our day and it came down to a tiny detail. Despite his mistake, though, we can't blame our goalkeeper. He's only 16 and he has his future ahead of him to prove his worth."
Issac Donkor (GHA), Ghana forward
"I'm very happy to have scored this goal because it set up the victory for my team. Even with ten men, we were never afraid. We knew we could win and we knew we would win. It's a kind of revenge for us because they've often beaten us in the past, but we only had one thing on our minds - getting to the final."
Marcelo (BRA), Brazil goalkeeper
"I'm extremely disappointed by our elimination. We lost because of my mistake, when I lost control of the ball. I feel really sorry for all my team-mates. I don't know how to describe my disappointment."