France-USA: Quotes
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Tony Dicicco, USA coach
I have to congratulate France because the match was much more of a contest than the scoreline would suggest. Our keeper made two fantastic saves that made all the difference. [Sydney] Leroux was our star today. We knew she could be a big help to us in the second half, and we weren't wrong. She went out there with a lot of determination.

Stephane Pilard, France coach
We have to accept we were beaten by a much stronger side. We knew it would be difficult but we managed to stay with them in the first half. I think the scoreline is a bit harsh given what happened out there. The American players are stronger than we are, and their keeper made some great saves - as did ours. Now we have to bounce back, as the heat affected us a lot and we need to win our next two games.

Alyssa Naeher, USA goalkeeper
It was a great win to get our World Cup underway. We felt strong out there and those three goals have given us a real lift ahead of our games to come. Personally, I was very pleased with my performance.