“We were expecting a really tough game tonight, a hard-fought match. The first few minutes gave a pretty good indication that this would be a great contest. This was a match that could have been a final, as it was so beautiful. We were thrilled that we managed to score the third goal in the end so that we wouldn't have to be sad about losing a game. Also, I would like to congratulate the Ivorian team because they played a great game tonight,” Brazil coach Emerson Avila.

“Firstly I would like to congratulate the Brazilian team for playing an amazing game. I have said it before and I will say it again: Brazil were the favourites in this group because they have amazing players in the team and an amazing coach on the bench. We really wanted the victory even though we knew that we didn’t need it to go through. Tomorrow we will move on to another city and we will stop and think about tonight’s result: a 3-3 draw with Brazil. That’s not bad,” Côte d’Ivoire coach Alain Gouamene.