Luiz Felipe Scolari, Portugal (Coach):
"We've drawn some very tough opponents but we're obliged to go through. As such, we need to bear in mind that only the first-placed team earn a direct passage to the World Cup, and the second only have a slim chance (of qualifying). We won't just have to contend with Sweden and Denmark, because they've appeared at the World Cup before, but also with the lesser-known national sides who also dream of qualifying. They can take points from you that later prove decisive in the final reckoning. You have to respect them all. That said, I think that Portugal have done a good job of overhauling their squad and, despite a few hiccups along the way, were able to qualify for the European Championship. Once the younger players have experienced that competition in 2008 first-hand, our national team will have an even better chance (at South Africa 2010)."
Lars Lagerback, Sweden (Coach):
"I've not really analysed the other draws but I am quite sure that ours is one of the toughest. We obviously know Denmark extremely well, they're our neighbours, and it will be tough to face them again, as it has been in the EUROs. And then you have Portugal, who have some quite superb young players coming through. It's a very tough group but Sweden has a good record of qualifying for World Cups in recent and hopefully we can make sure that continues."
Morten Olsen, Denmark (Coach):
"I don't think there's any doubt that Portugal, Sweden and Denmark will be battling it out at the top of this group. We're a country with a strong footballing tradition and we thrive against tough opponents. It will be important to have our best players available for these matches. And I don't think there's much to choose between ourselves and Sweden. We drew against them in qualifying for EURO 2008, and lost against them because of non-sporting reasons, so now we'll have the opportunity to get revenge. But they are two different competitions at different times, so we'll have to see what happens."