Oscar Tabarez, Uruguay coach
People who believe in destiny might explain it otherwise. But I don't have an explanation for what happened today. It really was a hard match, we didn't play well but we survived very difficult circumstances. We conceded a goal at the end of the first half and we had a penalty against us in the last second. Maybe we didn't play that well but we had the guts to do it.
Milovan Rajevac, Ghana coach
All I can say is this is football. It was a very difficult game for us because in the previous game [against USA] we also played for 120 minutes and in the end we had the historic opportunity to reach the semi-final and we had the penalty. We have to be proud of what we have achieved. This is sport and justice. Today Uruguay were the lucky ones.
Sebastian Abreu, Uruguay forward and scorer of the winning penalty
It's not just about courage to take a penalty like that. It's a way of scoring a penalty. It won't count as two goals if you take it conventionally. There are different ways to score from the spot and this is this one I like. We can't say we had winners' luck because that would imply that we are playing down the work we have done since 2006. This is a team that has gone through a lot and that has been the key to a result in the World Cup.
Diego Forlan, Uruguay forward and Budweiser Man of the Match
We suffered so much but we are among the best four in the world. My penalty kick? I thought about changing the way of kicking it, but I shot normally. It was necessary to score and I just thought about that [scoring].