England coach John Peacock
“We hit the post several times in the first half and if we had scored those, the game might have been very different. In the end, it ended up being a very nervous game for us. In all, though, I think that we controlled most of the game. We always looked like the most likely team to score over the 90 minutes. The boys will be celebrating this success for a little while now and then we will go about the business of getting ready for the next contest.
Rwanda coach Richard Tardy
“We thought we could contain the English early on in the game, but they were always dangerous and hit the post a number of times. We did a little better in the second half, but we were unlucky. We went close to scoring when we hit the crossbar, but right after that they got their goal. This was the turning point. It’s our first World Cup, so it is difficult for the boys. But I am proud of them.”