"It was a perfect match from our side but it was also a tough game. We had some difficulties as we received some yellow cards. Congratulations to my team. Korea had a good game with quick players. But we played better. Our individual skills brought us the victory. We are happy that we are now in the next round. The team is here to win the title but we will do it step by step. This was also our last match in Talca and I want to say thank you. We will take some great memories with us and we met new friends. I never watched a game of Croatia but I’m looking forward to analyze their match against Germany."
Baye Ba, Mali coach
"Our plan was to stop the offense of Mali from the beginning as we know how strong the strikers are. But unfortunately we conceded an early goal. My players improved from match to match. This is only another step on their way in football. They learnt a lot because we played against teams from America and Africa. They got many important experiences. The players will play in older age groups. This World Cup will help them."
Yon Kwang Mu, Korea DPR coach