"We started strongly and penned South Korea back in their own half, but then we made errors and fell behind. I think we reacted well in the second half and we equalised, but at the end of the day, our opponents' pace meant they were better than us and they wrapped it up on the break. The result changes nothing at all for us, because I'm not going to go mad about a single game. I believe in my lads, and we'll go into the game against Algeria with lots of heart and in good shape mentally."
Roland Marcenaro, Uruguay coach.
"Winning your first game is always important. We were very nervous and a long way short of our best, but I'm ultimately very pleased with a 3-1 win. We struggled to cope with the heat, but we ended up dealing with the situation very well. Our priority now is to reach the next round. Then we'll take each game as it comes and see where we end up." Kwang-Jong Lee, Korea Republic.