Gilles Eyquem, France coach
We had a good start to the match and it's obviously good to win the first game. I’m satisfied about the performance, although I’m disappointed to have conceded a goal at the end. There are always elements of the performance you can work on but we saw some interesting things today. At the beginning, the girls looked shy - they were impressed by the stadium and felt the pressure of this big competition. They should get stronger for the next game.

Carlos Avedissian, Coach Costa Rica
It was a good game and there is no excuse: France were the superior team. We made mistakes in the first half which led to this defeat. We have to give respect to the French team as they played a great match. They have many more possibilities to develop the team and the women's game in France than we have in Costa Rica. We are still a developing country in that respect.