Ricardo Rozo, Colombia coach
Our keeper made some mistakes, but so did the rest of our team. We really struggled against a fantastic USA side. We’re disappointed, but we’re not going to let our heads drop because of this result. We’re a young team, with a long, successful future ahead of us. This generation of players needs to learn from this type of match in order to keep improving.
Pia Sundhage, USA coach
I’ve got a squad with real experience, but it also contains some younger players who’ve put in some great performances and made just the right decisions when called upon. I’m especially happy that we were able to create so many chances for ourselves. And although it just wasn’t Abby Wambach’s day today, I’ve no doubt she’ll start knocking in a few goals soon!
Abby Wambach, USA forward
We just loved playing in this stadium. It was great winning in front of so many fans, particularly all the troops who’d come from the nearby American military bases. We wanted to perform well for them. While the atmosphere is truly amazing here, I’m sure Sinsheim will forgive me for saying that we’d rather not come back, because this is where the match for third place will be held.