Uruguay coach Fabian Coito
The game went the way we'd envisaged. Considering the opposition, we had expected a hard-fought encounter in terms of individual battles, challenges in the air and every aspect of the game. Fortunately we were able to keep the opposition in check and get a favourable result. We're in a very even group; the three matches are going to be extremely tough for all four teams.

Serbia coach Veljko Paunovic
I'm very proud of my players. I think they put in a great performance; their mentality was really good and they stayed true to our style of play throughout the game. We reacted really positively when we conceded the goal – we didn't go to pieces, which is a good sign. I'd like to congratulate Uruguay and wish them luck for the future.