Tab Ramos, USA coach
It was a hard-fought game. We knew Serbia are a very tactical team, really patient, but I thought we countered them well. We were very prepared for their gameplan and gave ourselves quite a few opportunities to win. I’m satisfied with our performance considering we had a reduced squad; the boys fought really hard and stuck to our plan, giving our opponents very few opportunities. But Serbia are clearly a well-coached team and played very well. They have as good an opportunity as anyone left in this tournament to win the title. As for the shootout, I think it's important to remember that senior players miss penalties all the time. Yes, some guys missed, but that happens. I'm really happy with my players and I know they showed a lot of courage.

Veljko Paunovic, Serbia coach
My team are doing a great job in all aspects of the game and I’m very proud of them. We went up against a very good opponent, with both teams very well prepared, and I think it was a very even game. In the end, we were lucky on penalties. We also have to thank all the people, all the Serbia fans, who came here to support us. It was very good to have them with us in the stadium, and I think they helped us a lot. As for Mali, we already played them in our group, so we know they are a very, very good team. We won 2-0 but the game was very even. We will prepare for this game as best we can and we will respect our rivals. For them to have beaten Germany is a great achievement.