"I think that every first game in a World Cup is a good game. Without thinking of winning or losing all the players are very anxious. I think we did a good job. We had a good game, we could have won the game but we are satisfied with the tie." Juan Diego Samuel, Costa Rica coach.
"I think being a first game of a World Cup it was important not to lose, and I think both teams were pleased not to lose. You have to start a World Cup with points, and obviously we both would have liked three points but we will settle for one." Steve Cain, New Zealand coach.