Stephen Keshi, Nigeria coach
It was difficult for us to raise our game today. When you know that you’re playing against a team like Tahiti, with all due respect to them, you do tend to think that you can take it easy. They showed that they could play a bit of football, and I congratulate them. It was tougher than expected: they fought like lions.

Eddy Etaeta, Tahiti coach
I’m proud of my players’ performance. I had tears in my eyes during the national anthem. Normally, we have to watch major tournaments on television but today we played a starring role. Whatever happened on the pitch was never going to be all that important, really. I’d like to thank the Brazilian fans for the support they gave us today.