Brazil 1-1 Chile advance 3-2 on penalty shootouts
Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil coach
“We knew we were going to be in for a tough time. They’re a very organised team with a good tactical system and fine players. Every credit to Chile but this penalty shootout win says a lot about us and about our desire to progress.
The players can have a break now and, as they recover, we’ll have a look at how we won, go through all the tricky situations we were in and a whole lot of other details. The idea is to build on this. When you win like this you come out stronger. We’re going to tell them that so they can appreciate what they’ve done”.
Jorge Sampaoli, Chile coach
“I’m not happy. We gave everything we had and we were up against a whole stadium, against the hosts and we didn’t go through. Our players made history and they did their country proud. We had possession of the ball, we put in a lot of effort, we took more risks and we fought till the end. We never gave up for a second and we played Brazil as equals. We knew it would be tough – we were up against one of the great nations in world football – but we went toe-to-toe with them and played extremely well.
If that shot hadn’t hit the bar, then everything might have been different. But it wasn’t. I hope that the pain that we’re feeling right now becomes something else in the future. With time we’ll look at it differently and we’ll come to appreciate what this team has done. The performance is one we can all be proud of.