Germany-USA: Quotes

USA coach Wilmer Cabrera "Germany proved they were the better team today. There were two good teams out there but they were ice-cold in front of goal and took their chances. We had a few opportunities from distance, but we didn't take them. That was the difference. They were more energetic and made very few errors at the back. We only started to play well after conceding the fourth goal, and of course that was too late. The players will have learned a lot and gained in experience, which is important for their futures whether at club or international level."

Germany coach Steffen Freund"We delivered a very good performance against strong opposition and deserved the win. I'm very proud. My team has a unique winning mentality. We've won four in a row now but we're not daring to dream just yet. It's still far too early to start talking about favourites. I'm absolutely convinced by my team, but I know how tough the knockout rounds of a World Cup can be."