(AFP) – Who’s saying what at the World Cup on Friday:
“I’m bitterly disappointed, of course, but I don’t feel I need to resign.”
– England manager Roy Hodgson after the 2-1 defeat to Uruguay.
“For everything that was said, the doubts, this was a way to demonstrate everything I wanted to prove.”
– Luis Suarez hits back at his critics after scoring the two goals against England.
“If we beat Costa Rica I want a kiss, obviously on the cheek, from the UK Queen.”
– Italy striker Mario Balotelli jokes on Twitter over what he expects if helps England by scoring the winner against Costa Rica.
“I’m a very emotional person. My life has always been difficult. I thought about my father who died in 2004, and I also thought about my tough life.”
– Ivory Coast midfielder Serey Die who sobbed uncontrollably during the national anthems before the game with Colombia.
“That left foot strike, not only for Australia, but the whole of the world will definitely be something we remember forever, not only because what it meant to me but you see the fans here and I’ve seen the reactions back home.”
– Australia’s Tim Cahill on his spectacular goal against the Netherlands.