Miroslav Soukup, Egypt coach
We played much better than we did against Paraguay. Italy were very strong opponents and they came back and equalised twice. In the end, though, we managed to find our way. I am absolutely delighted with the result and with our substitutions, which worked out for us, with Bogy playing a decisive part by scoring two goals. It was a great game for the fans to watch and I'd like to thank them for their fantastic support. With supporters like them behind us we can go a long way.
Silvano Raggio, Italy midfielder
The coach had warned us they were a solid team but unfortunately we made a few tiny little mistakes and that's where their goals came from. We'll have to make sure we don't make those errors in our next game. It was just fantastic to play in front of a crowd like this, and if Egypt keep playing this way and their fans keep giving them the same support, they could go all the way to the final.