France coach Patrick Ganfalone
“Of course it was a tough game for both of us with hard conditions. Anyway, we and Ivory Coast put in strong performances. It will be a big honour to play again against Mexico, and it will be a big party. All players can learn from these kinds of games. We will try everything, and we want to show our best football. Without any doubt, it will be a tough game.”

Côte d'Ivoire coach Alain Gouamene
“First of all, I want to congratulate France as they go through to the next round. After the first half we thought that we could win, but in the end it was not enough. It is a pity that so many African teams are out of this tournament. Despite the defeat, I’m happy with our performance at this World Cup. This team can achieve a lot in the future.”