Brazil-Uruguay: Quotes
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Rogerio Lourenco, Brazil coach
This was a great match against a very good team. We know Uruguay very well and it took an extraordinary performance to win the match as we did. The start to the match was fundamental for us and the first 30 to 35 minutes were perfect from our perspective. During that time, we had our best moments at this tournament so far. We got lost a little bit lost for a while after Uruguay scored, but in the second half we managed to control possession and not give Uruguay too many chances.

Diego Aguirre, Uruguay coach
The first 30 minutes killed us, that was when this match was decided. Why did that happen? Brazil. They have high quality players throughout their team, especially in attack. But I have nothing to say to my players, only that I am proud of them. It has been quite a good tournament for us but we are disappointed to go out at this stage because we had hoped to go further, perhaps to the semi-finals. That was the stage we were expecting to meet Brazil in this competition. For me, Brazil are certainly the favourites to win the trophy. They have the best players at this tournament.