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Brazil 2014

Greece-Côte d'Ivoire: Quotes

Head coaches Sabri Lamouchi of the Ivory Coast and Fernando Santos of Greece gesture
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Fernando Santos, Greece coach

The best team won; the one with the best strategy, most desire and most chances on the night. We scored twice and hit the bar three times. The win was deserved and we showed what we can do. In the first two matches we weren't focused, which is usually our great strength. We showed we know how to attack too. I told the players this morning this would not be our last match. We are very happy and know that everyone in Greece is delighted.  

Sabri Lamouchi, Côte d'Ivoire coach
My contract ended at this World Cup. It won't be renewed and you can understand why. It makes sense given we came up short at the Africa Cup of Nations and at the World Cup. I gave it my all for two years but my time with Côte d'Ivoire comes to an end tonight unfortunately. I really enjoyed my time with this team and I was very proud to represent this great nation.  It was a cruel way to lose, but the Greeks did enough to win. We were one minute away from a famous result but the small details are what decide games at this level. I'm very disappointed and frustrated.