Fabian Coito, Uruguay coach
The group worked out the way we thought it would. It looked like a tough draw and that’s how it turned out on the pitch, with the seeded team going out of the competition altogether. It was a very difficult match for us, and the fact that we were dependent on results elsewhere meant that our nerves were really jangling. We wanted to finish first, but we couldn’t quite make it in the end. I think Mali are a very fine team and a draw was the right result.
Fanyeri Diarra, Mali coach
I am very proud of my team, of what they have done throughout the competition and of what they have achieved. My congratulations to them for qualifying. The tournament draw is what it is, and you have as much chance of winning as you do of losing. All we can do now is look to the future and focus on what lies ahead.