Jan Poulsen, Jordan coach: "The central midfield area was our biggest problem throughout the first half, our lack of organization made life very difficult for us. I'm happier with the second-half performance because we upped our game a bit. I liked the player's never-say-die spirit, they kept running and battling to hold on to the result.
It was a difficult game, because Zambia have got good players who are very comfortable on the ball. My players now know what it's like to play at a World Cup and what they're capable of. Our confidence will be high going into the Spain game."
George Lwandamina, Zambia coach: "I think that we played well and had a host of goalscoring opportunities. As they came and went, my players' heads started to go down. Jordan were very strong defensively and it was a tough game. Unfortunately, we weren't quite able to win it."
Abdallah Salim, Jordan forward: "I think it was a fair result. Zambia are stronger and faster than us, but I think that we performed really well. This game should stand us in good stead for our next two matches."
Hamad Al Asmar, Jordan goalkeeper: "Going a man down so early in the match was a really heavy blow. We were under the cosh for the next 40 minutes but we managed to get back into the game and ensure that our first World Cup match had a happy ending."
Fwayo Tembo, Zambia striker: "I'm very happy to have scored a goal. I'm the team's penalty taker and I never miss. I know that our next game against Spain is going to be even more difficult. My ambition is to play my football over there one day."