Brazil-Costa Rica: Quotes
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Rogerio Lourenco, Brazil coach 
Above all, I'm delighted that the players have achieved our goal of reaching the final. They must be congratulated, as getting through six matches in a row is no easy feat. This evening I want them to enjoy themselves. I know we didn't play well, but what mattered was reaching the final, nothing else.

Ronald Gonzalez, Costa Rica coach
I'm very proud of the boys. They played really well, with great intensity. Our 5-0 defeat against Brazil in the group stages was in the back of our minds, and we were determined to avoid another heavy reverse. I'm very happy with how my team responded - they were compact and tenacious, just as we'd planned. It's a performance that gives us great confidence for the future. Some defeats can bring great hope, and this was one of them. That said, there is no doubt that Brazil deserved to win.