Mahdi Redha, UAE coach
I'd like to thank the fans for all their support, they really helped. But tonight, I think that the way we worked as a team was key to our victory. We worked well together, but I do have to single out the performance of Ahmed Khalil; he took his goal extremely well. During half-time, I told the players to do whatever they could to win the game, and they raised their game accordingly.
Cesar Farias, Venezuela coach
There are tears of pain in our dressing room right now, but UAE deserved the win. My players gave their all and I take full responsibility for the defeat. Sometimes in knockout football, it's best to play as simply as possible and that's what UAE did. They took their chances and we didn't. But this has been a special and historical time for us. The experience of Egypt 2009 will help us enormously in the coming years.