Aliaksandr Khatskevich, Belarus coach
Spain are a very skilled and technically gifted team but we performed confidently. The opponents managed to create three or four opportunities for the whole game and we conceded from a set piece. We were waiting for a chance in attack and we finally got it; Sergei Kornilenko had a fantastic chance in the second half, but Iker Casillas saved. Today we left the pitch with our heads high. The supporters helped us a lot. I would like to thank them.
Midfielders Maksim Zhavnerchik and Timofei Kalachev have left the Belarus camp before today's match against Spain. Zhavnerchik is sidelined due to injury while Klachev departed because of family reasons: "It happened I had to leave the camp on Saturday evening to join my family. I shared my problems with the coach and he did me a favour. It's not a conflict or anything. We have a great relationship with Aleksandr Khatskevich."
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