France coach Patrick Gonfalone
"This team of Argentina has a lot attacking potential. We didn't want to give them any chance to use it. We also have a good attacking team and things worked out for us today. Argentina only arrived yesterday and they were not in the best shape as a result. Today that was what made the difference. We spent a week preparing for this game. We need to remain humble; we are not the favourites. We just want to go as far as we can.”
Argentina coach Oscar Garre
"We lost against a very good team. We were a bit nervous, and maybe my players had too much pressure on their shoulders. We had opportunities at the beginning of the match, but unfortunately we didn’t take advantage. But Argentina is a great team, and I hope we’ll be able to show it. We have to improve; we have to work. It’s not finished yet. We have to be stronger. We are going to have two tough matches, and we’ll try to give our best to win and reach the second round."