"I'm not satisfied with the result today, especially because we want to win and we will face France in the last game. The second half was much better and we created chances, but didn't score today, it was bad luck indeed. The match against France will be tough and we'll make some changes. We will work in the hope of qualifying for the second round," Mohamed Alatta, Syria coach.

"I feel bad for the missed chances today, we had to win. It was bad luck from the beginning of the game when we missed a penalty. We got only one point, but we'll try to go into the next game to win and qualify for the second round. We'll make changes to face Paraguay and we know it'll be difficult," Danny Hay, New Zealand coach.