Thoughts from the four managers in action on Sunday.
England Manager Fabio Capello is convinced the outcome of their 4-1 defeat against Germany would have been different if Frank Lampard’s goal would have been allowed to stand.
England went out of the World Cup following the defeat in Bloemfontein but should have drawn level at 2-2 after Lampard’s shot clearly crossed the line but assistant referee Mauricio Espinosa failed to award the goal.
Capello said: “When you lose the manager gets criticised. We didn't play too badly in the first game against USA, just made a big mistake.
"We played a bad game against Algeria but we played well against Slovenia.
"If the referee had whistled for the goal, it would have been different. It was too big a mistake. It is incredible. In this period of technology, in this period where we can have five referees, we cannot decide if that was a goal or not.
"We have to speak about this goal. We have to speak about a mistake from the linesman - and the referee because I could see it had gone in from the touchline. I saw the ball bounce and go over the line. I do not understand this mistake."Germany midfielder Thomas Mueller agreed with Capello and feels the officials made a big mistake in not awarding the goal.
"We heard the ball was behind the line. It was a bit of luck, which we had to seize with both hands."Germany coach Joachim Low was thrilled with his side’s performance and says he knew how to exploit the weaknesses in the England team.
Low said: "We knew that the midfielders - Gerrard and Lampard - always support the forwards and that their midfield would be open. We knew there would be spaces.
"Our objective was to set Terry up with Klose to force him to come out of the defence. We knew the full-backs would be very much to the side, and that would create space that we could penetrate.
"We could have been 3-0 up in the first half because we did penetrate them. We knew that we would have to try and tackle the English early on in midfield and take away any space they would have beyond midfield.
"We knew they might become impatient and lose their discipline. We did that successfully. But Fabio Capello is very experienced and extremely knowledgeable. I bow down to him."Argentina coach Diego Maradona brushed aside controversy surrounding the opening goal from Carlos Tevez and says Mexico coach Javier Aguirre can have no complaints about their 3-1 defeat.
"He must have felt the same as we have felt when Lionel Messi gets kicked around and the referee does not act.
"I have lived that myself, when I was a player when you had three players on you 20 years ago. Whenever Messi has the ball everyone is trying to kick his legs, what is being done to Messi is a scandal - they don't even look for the ball they try to kick him.
"I understand the Mexicans' feelings but there is a limit to everything."Mexico coach Aguirre was left fuming with the referee’s decision to award the opening goal even though Tevez was clearly standing in an offside position when he headed the ball into the back of the net.
Aguirre said: "We were stronger up until the first goal and then after the mistake the match changed dramatically.
"After the referee gave that offside goal we lost our concentration. Referees and linesmen can take split-second decisions and they can spoil everything and years of hard work.
"It's a great generation of young Mexican players and I believe in four years from now they will be at the top.
"It's a matter of maturing - these boys have to grow up. We don't have to start from scratch again. I have told the boys: 'heads up and be proud'."