NGA-SWE: Post-match quotes

Effiom Ntiero, Nigeria coach
This was a tough game. We knew the group was tough coming in. Today's was a balanced game. Sweden played well, but we stuck with them. They had a bigger reputation coming in to the game, but my girls played their hearts out today and never gave in. I could not be more proud. This is a great starting point, but now we want to improve with each match. You have to get better all the time to win a tournament like this and that is what we will try to do. I had to make some changes to my team for various reasons and all of the new players responded well to the challenge. We still have some big names to play in the USA and North Korea, so we have to be careful not to get ahead of ourselves.

Thomas Dennerby, Sweden coach
The result is not what we were hoping for. We had some very good chances in the first half and we hit the bar twice. We struggled late in the game and we were punished for not having taken our early chances. This is what happens when you switch off at crucial times in a game. Everyone in the group (B) has one point so anything can happen now. The USA and North Korea will be very tough games, but Swedish players always fight all the way to the end. We have a good chance to beat both of the teams we will meet next and that's exactly what we will focus on in the coming days.

Stella Mbachu, Nigeria midfielder
This was a wonderful result for us. The Swedes came out to beat us, but we never let them feel comfortable on the pitch. We played well and the result is a fair one. We showed our class on the field today and we hope to keep doing so.

Perpetua Nkwocha, Nigeria forward
This was always going to be a tough game for us. Very few people gave us a chance, but we never gave up and scored late to get level. This is the sign of a strong team with good psychology. We will hopefully keep up this form and get even better

Cynthia Uwak, Nigeria forward
I can't explain how good it felt to score that goal late and rescue a point for us. I play in Sweden so I know a lot of those Swedish girls. I will be able to walk tall when I go back there to play.

Victoria Svensson, Sweden striker
Of course it's disappointing to surrender a goal so late in the game. It's not the kind of thing any team should do. We were unlucky at times tonight, but now we have to get our heads right and come out better in our next two games.

Hanna Ljungberg, Sweden striker
We have to accept this result and move on...that is what we will do.