"It was a very hard game tonight. The heat was bad and the field was not in the best shape, but the players went out there and put a lot of effort into the game, and I think that made the difference. The Dutch were very good and we knew they would be. These players are young and even though not every one of them followed instructions tonight, we got the job done. Up next we will play Iran, who are a very good side. We will give them the appropriate respect." Ramiro Viafara, Colombia coach.
"We're very disappointed, especially because of the way my team played in the second half. We fell off the pace as the game wore on. We created a few chances, but we should have created more. We lost a bit of energy toward the end of the second half because of the heat, but that is no excuse. The Colombians are strong and they were the better team on the night." Albert Stuivenberg, Netherlands coach.