NGA-USA: Post-match comments

Ntiero Effiom, Nigeria coach
I want to say that the players played well. They gave it all their best. We created some good chances and it could have been different. It was always going to be difficult in such a strong group, with USA, Sweden and Korea DPR. We wanted to show that Nigeria's women's team could compete and I think we've done that. In terms of hospitality, the Chinese have been very good, very friendly, and I'll remember it well when I get back to Nigeria.

Greg Ryan, USA coach
First I'd like to say congratulations to Nigeria on a great tournament - they gave three great performances. The way they play attacking soccer is very impressive. I'm also very proud of my players because it was a very tough group and tonight's results allowed us to go through as winners, which was a goal of ours. A lot of our players are playing in their first World Cup and I thought they were all great tonight. Lori Chalupny had a fantastic game. We know England are a very good team. Their performance against Germany showed how strong they are. Our goal wasn't to avoid Germany it was just to play well and win our group.

Perpetua Nkwocha, Nigeria forward
I have to say that I feel good to have won the Player of the Match. I must say thanks to my team-mates who played very well. I think we showed that we are a are a good team. The US felt that they were going to beat us by maybe 5-0, but they were surprised by the quality of the Nigerian team.

Kristine Lilly, USA midfielder

We're happy with the result but we could have played much better. We will expect a very good game against England. We've made it to the quarter-finals so we know it is going to be tough.