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Quote Hanger: 'Portugal are a good team but we worked really hard to win'

June 17, 2014 11:55 IST

Quote Hanger: 'Portugal are a good team but we worked really hard to win'

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"Portugal is a super team, ranked fourth in the world. They've always gone far in tournaments in the past and they've got a really good team. But we worked really hard".

Germany captain Phillip Lahm lauds the collective defensive effort of his team.

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Image: Hugo Almeida of Portugal dribbles past Philipp Lahm of Germany during theirWorld Cup Group G match at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Monday
Photographs: Stu Forster/Getty Images

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'In Nigeria, we want to win at all costs'

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"In my country, we want to win at all costs, whatever happens you have to win. We don't understand that sometimes it doesn't go that way, you win some, you lose some."

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi believes that the result will not go down well with back home. Nigeria-Iran played out a 0-0 draw.

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Image: Head coach Stephen Keshi of Nigeria
Photographs: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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'We had history with Ghana'

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"It just so happened we had history with Ghana. They pretty much knocked us out of the last two World Cups but this win means nothing unless we build on it."

US captain Clint Dempsey on the team’s 2-1 win over Ghana on Monday.

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Image: Clint Dempsey of the United States
Photographs: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

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