Bjarne Berntsen, Norway coach
It was a very tough match. China changed their way of playing, playing one up front for the first time this tournament, and that showed a great deal of respect for us. Marika (Domanski-Lyfors) knows us very well and she knows the best way to stop our play. The game was very tight and we only won because their defender made a mistake and our striker was extremely quick to react. A lot of big games are won and lost like that.
Marika Domanski-Lyfors, China coach
I'm very sad for the girls. They did what they could and played a very good game. Norway had one shot but unfortunately that was the goal. We weren't able to score and that is why we are not in the semi-finals. We played a very tactical and very technical match, sometimes outplaying Norway, and that's very good because they are undoubtedly one of the best teams in the world. There is no doubt about which team was the best tonight. But credit to Norway. I think they are a very good team who are excellent in taking opportunities and they have some very good players. I wish them good luck.
Ane Stangeland Horpestad, Norway defender
It was a tough and hard game and amazing to play in front of such a huge crowd. But we were prepared for that and I'm very glad that we were strong enough to win.
Zhang Tong, China midfielder
I cannot explain why we lost tonight but I must thank everyone for their support. Tonight, the fans were the real stars.