ENG-ARG: Post-match quotes

Hope Powell, England coach
It really is a job well done for us. I am delighted with the result and the way we played today. I'd also like to give full credit to Argentina, they did well tonight especially after going down to ten. They will be back in the future. We worked very hard to not get complacent in a game that we were expected to win. In the end, it all worked out for us. We have worked very hard in the last few years. If we meet the USA in the quarter-finals, we will relish the opportunity to be the underdog. We look forward to whomever we meet. We are creating a lot of chances and scoring goals. The latter stages will be about being clinical with finishing and we are trying to improve with every game.

Carlos Borrello, Argentina coach
It is obvious to me that we need to get more experience at this level. We cannot compete with the European teams or the North American ones, but with every game we are learning about football at this level. We are a very young team and we still have a lot to learn. We know we have a long way to go to reach the top level of women's football, but we will keep on trying. We are sad about the results here, but we will build ourselves back up and get stronger for the future.

Kelly Smith, England midfielder
Our main goal was to reach the knockout rounds. Tomorrow we'll find out who we meet and we are all just really happy. We don't always get the kind of credit we deserve, but now we have proven that we belong here by reaching the quarter-finals.

Fara Williams, England midfielder
It's a great feeling to be into the quarter-finals. This is the goal we set out and we couldn't be happier to have achieved it. We played well tonight, created a lot of chances and took them. It was a good day.

Sue Smith, England forward
We played well today and we couldn't be more pleased with the result. Our goal before arriving in China was to get out of the group stages and we've done that. We'll just have to wait and see who we meet in the last eight, but if it's the USA we'll take them as they come.

Eva Gonzalez, Argentina defender
I'm pleased to have scored tonight especially because it's the only goal we scored at this World Cup. Sure, we hoped for more out of this tournament but we will grow with the experience and be better for it.