Football: World Cup - Quotes Of The Day

"I blame the coach for that and have no problem in saying that. As long as Steve Sampson and Clive Charles [his assistant] stay around, then I'm going to have nothing to do with it." USA's Tab Ramos lays the blame for failure squarely with the coaches

"There are four teams that can win the Cup: Yugoslavia, France, Holland and Germany." So says the Yugoslav defender, Slobodan Komljenovic, who play the Netherlands on Monday

"We are capable of moving up a gear and we can beat any team here." Jurgen Klinsmann heralds the usual ominous move by the Germans.

"I want to thank Fifa for giving this wonderful opportunity for countries to play together." The Iranian coach, Jala Talebi, knows how to curry favour with the authorities