“We are disappointed because of our elimination. We could have done better, we had big expectations. In the first half we managed to create some opportunities. However, after the first goal, Ecuador had complete control over the match. Congratulations to Ecuador, it is a well deserved victory, they are a very strong team," Mikhail Galaktionov, Russia coach.
“I liked the match we played today. We played a great match. We took risks and we beat a very difficult team. Russia was a strong opponent but we were aggressive in attack and defence. We have physically good players and we improve our young men’s mentality. We are a strong team and we expect further progress in the World Cup," Jose Rodriguez, Ecuador coach.