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Brazil 2014

Uruguay-Costa Rica: Quotes

Head coach Jorge Luis Pinto of Costa Rica and his team celebrate
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*Jorge Luis Pinto, Costa Rica coach *We are happy and I want to congratulate the team for the attitude they showed. The players kept their heads after Uruguay scored. They were composed, stuck to their game and played with a lot of heart. It’s an important win for us and it gives us hope, though we haven’t won anything yet.

Oscar Washington Tabarez, Uruguay coach
I don’t know what Costa Rica’s limit is, but today they played well. They were tactically better than us, which reflects well on their coach and players. When they took the lead, they gave us space and let us play where we couldn’t do them any harm. Now we’re going to try and get back on track against England.

Joel Campbell, Budweiser Man of the Match
It wasn’t a surprise for us. We came here to win. We wanted the points and we went for them. We’ve still got two big games to come against two big sides and we hope to put in big performances against them. I’m going to have a son soon, which is why I celebrated my goal the way I did. Celebrating his arrival with a World Cup goal is the best thing that can happen to me.