"We created many chances today but didn’t score any goal throughout the 90 minutes. Costa Rica played an organised defence and made things tough on us, especially in the second half. We missed the finishing touch as we did in the previous games. We were expecting to win, but Costa Rica played a fighting spirit and they was lucky in the end
Jean-Claude Giuntini, France coach

“We are happy today for this great victory, the game was tough and France has good players. We've made them run a lot. I think that luck was our ally in the penalty shoot-out. The Belgium match will also be difficult but we are confident of ourselves and we will provide the same performance.”
Marcelo Herrera, Costa Rica coach