Finnish Captain Jukka Lehtonen: "It was a great experience playing in front of this huge crowd. It is what all the players dream about. I am disappointed because we almost won the match. We missed some important points and that showed us that to win on Saturday we will have to do something different."
Brazilian Captain Murilo Endres: "We had some trouble adjusting the team as Giba and Rodrigao practiced just three days with the other players. Our courage was promising today. I would like to congratulate the Finnish Team, which played very well."
Finnish Head Coach Mauro Berruto: "I am really proud of the Finnish Team. We played a spectacular match against the best team in the world. We overcame many problems to play at such a high level. A pair of points could have changed the match result. Now we need to try to fix that before next match."
Brazilian Head Coach Bernardo Rezende: "Finland played a great match. They were better than Brazil in counter-attacking and blocking as well. We made many mistakes on the technical side, especially with unforced errors that hurt our performance. We will have to be more efficient in the next match."