"This is a the match which we can afford to lose and feel satisfied. The players have put good performances in and we can go through with a draw. We made some mistakes that cost us the points. France is a good team, their players effective in attack. We need to continue and develop ourselves and qualify in the next game," Carlos Jara, Paraguay coach.

"We're happy to win and qualify, but we must correct the mistakes we made today. Things changed after we scored our second goal. Paraguay attacked strongly and our players were not comfortable in the second half. But in the end the victory will give calm until the next game," Jean-Claude Giuntini, France coach.