"Our goal here was to reach the final, but luck was not on our side. We had chances but we made mistakes on the finish. We also made mistakes on Mexico's goals, which were scored after fouls we made. We learned a lot today, we're the only ones to blame."
Jose Rodriguez, Ecuador coach.
"The match went as we expected, very tight between two teams with the same level. But my team has managed to stay very calm and very well composed this game with impeccable behavior. My players were good tactically, physically and mentally. Nigeria is a very good team, and we will prepare ourselves better to face their excellent attack."
Mario Arteaga, Mexico coach