"We, Brazilians, sometimes have problems concentrating. Psychologically, I think we were not adequately prepared against Korea Republic because we had beaten them twice in friendly matches. Today we were much better. We could have lost, to a draw but we won by showing well, which as a coach gives me a lot of satisfaction," Carlos Amadeu, Brazil coach.

"I want to say I'm proud of my players who have respected the game plan and fought well. For me there was no problem with the first half, even if we are not created chances. The key was to hold against Brazil that had to win. We were unlucky in the second half," Neil Dewsnip, England coach.