PRK-SWE: Post-match comments

Kim Kwang-Min, Korea DPR coach
In the end everything worked out for us tonight. All we had to do to progress to the next round was to avoid conceding two more goals. Even so, we weren't prepared enough. Our first two games were fiercely contested so by the time this match came around, the players had nothing left in the tank and weren't fully focused. Simply put, the match was a real grind for us. Once we went behind, we kept on attacking because attack is the best form of defence. In our next match with Germany we'll be doing everything we can to get the win. We'll rely on our strengths and fight every step of the way to reach the end of the tournament.

Thomas Dennerby, Sweden coach
We made a good start tonight and Korea were a little edgy in the beginning, but we didn't make the most of that opportunity. Once Korea equalised and gave themselves a lifeline, I knew that we were back to square one. Our players are very experienced but they didn't take their chances. The Swedish team has a great future because we had a lot of young players who were making their World Cup debut at this tournament. As long as they can build up their experience, we're sure to have plenty of success at the Olympic Games in 2008.

Charlotta Schelin, Sweden midfielder
I scored two goals today but I'm still really disappointed because we haven't achieved our target of reaching the quarter-finals. I can't be sure if I'll come back to the next World Cup in four years' time because that's a long time for a footballer. First I have to think about what I'm going to do over these next four years.

Victoria Svensson, Sweden forward
We put in a great performance. Even though we won, it wasn't enough for us to qualify, so I feel totally empty right now. All of our opponents in Group B were really strong, they're three really world-class teams, so this was really a tough group for us.