Archie Gemmill, Scotland coach: "Costa Rica put in a good second half. The boys played well, but football can be very cruel. There's a simple reason for our elimination - we didn't win a single game. We came here with a lot of expectations but didn't fulfil them, and we need to analyse each game properly to find out why we came last and why we weren't able to get a win. The Scotland fans are among the best in the world. It's brilliant how they support the team through thick and thin, and they've done that in Canada yet again."

Geovanni Alfaro, Costa Rica coach: "We played with lots of heart against worthy opponents who made life very difficult in the first half. After the break we managed to change a few things around and put more pressure on them. I think Costa Rica have acquitted themselves superbly in this World Cup and now we just have to wait and see if results go our way and we can go through."

Mark Reynolds, Scotland forward: "My father played here, and it was special to run out on the pitch. Right now though, I feel as devastated as the rest of the team at this result."

Scott Cuthbert, Scotland defender: "We're very disappointed. We deserved more if you ask me. We had high hopes coming into this tournament and were confident of going through. We just didn't have any luck though, it's very frustrating."

Jonathan McDonald, Costa Rica forward: "It was an amazing feeling when I scored. It was one of the most important goals of my career, because it gives us a chance of qualifying for the next round. The strength and togetherness of the team helped us to win. I'd also like to thank the fans for their support at the stadium."

Pablo Herrera, Costa Rica forward: "The team performed really well. We managed to stay calm because we knew the goal would arrive sooner or later. We gave everything and it eventually came. Although we feel happy right now, we can't really celebrate because we have to wait for other results. I was absolutely delighted when I scored. There was a bit of anger in my shot because we'd found it so hard to break through."