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Brazil-USA: Quotes

USA's Swedish head coach Pia Sundhage applauds during the quarter-final against Brazil

Brazil coach Kleiton Lima
It was a tough, close-fought match. We knew before the game that USA are a very strong side. Our team may be a little more creative, but we just couldn't impose ourselves today. We wanted to get forward and hit them on the counter, but unfortunately we conceded another goal towards the end of extra time, which took it to penalties. I still think we've had a good World Cup, even if ultimately we didn't achieve our goal.

USA coach Pia Sundhage
It's hard to put all the feelings that are going through my head right now into words. I come from Sweden, but this core American value of bringing the best out of one another is infectious. I'm very proud and happy to be coach of the USA.

USA goalkeeper and Player of the Match Hope Solo
What I love about this team is the fact that you can feel the energy and trust - even after the defeat against Sweden. That's the really special thing about this group. Even when we were a player down and a goal behind in extra time, you sensed that something was going to happen. The team kept fighting. You can't teach that. It's a feeling - and we play with that feeling.

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