Egypt-Costa Rica: Quotes
© Getty Images

Ronald Gonzalez, Costa Rica coach
It's a fantastic day for us. The match was played in a superb atmosphere which brought the best out of the team. The players carried out my instructions to the letter and maintained 100 per cent concentration. I had envisaged the scenario that unfolded and expected this victory.

Miroslav Soukup, Egypt coach
It is a very difficult time for us, we made the same errors and, as usual, despite our efforts to avoid this dreadful mistake, we conceded from a dead-ball situation. We had a few chances to score but didn't make the most of them and, after the first goal, we just couldn't get back into the game. There is not a lot between the teams in the knockout phase and all of them are capable of beating each other.