"I said that I would walk the Saint James Way (pilgrimage route) and I will do it. I didn't say when." - Spain's goalscorer Andres Iniesta
"It was sensational, an historic moment for Spanish football. We're not aware of what we've done. We will after some time. It's what we've wanted since we were little. It's a special moment, much more moving than the European championship... It wasn't easy but with luck we managed to win." - Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas
"Everything was great. I feel euphoria, joy, everything positive. What counts is to win the final. It was complicated but we won." - Xabi Alonso: "
"This is an historic moment. Many thanks to everyone (in the team), you are the best, I thank you." - Cesc Fabregas
Vicente del Bosque
"There is the joy of being 50 days with this group of players who have given us the world title. It was a difficult match. We started well, then they got the match under control. In the second half, there was a chance by Robben and Casillas saved us from the worst. Afterwards, I think that we were slightly better."- Spain coach Vicente del Bosque:
Holland fan Tom Dollevoet
"It cost a lot of money, but the fun we have you cannot describe. All day we're singing in the airplane, in the bus, at the campground. It's amazing." - Dutch fan Tom Dollevoet who spent 12,500 euros (15,800 dollars) to fly out to Africa to catch the final with his wife and two children.
President Christian Wulff
"This team is Germany's best ambassador on the world stage,"The team has deserved this distinction, they have won the hearts and minds of people not just in Germany, but across the world,"- German President Christian Wulff
"I received an email on Friday from a lady I didn't know who said, 'Thank you, thank you, thank you for having changed the image of our country',"I'm surprised, it's the beauty of sport and the serious work we've accomplished,"- Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez.
"We have to look to the future, we can still achieve lots of things,"- Germany's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst
"I saw on television the joyous scenes that swept the country when I scored that goal (against Uruguay)," "It was crazy. That made me really emotional to have made so many people so happy. And I wouldn't dare to imagine what will happen back home if we win on Sunday," - Netherlands skipper Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
"The Dutch have become a little like the Germans of yesteryear - realism has replaced beautiful football."- Former Holland coach Guus Hiddink.
"It is something that will be remembered for a very long time. It will make all Africa proud and the entire sports movement is very happy about that,"- International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge on World Cup in South Africa
"I will gladly swop my wallet for the World Cup trophy," Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets who had his wallet stolen but doesn't mind too much thanks to the game he'll be playing in on Sunday night.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
"We will organise the best World Cup ever seen on the planet," Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
"To lose in 2010 could be understood, but to lose in 2014 would be a repeat of 1950 and this is something nobody can imagine," Ricardo Teixeira, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation and head of the 2014 organising committee.
"All these statistics are the least of my worries. Believe me I have not thought for a second about breaking any records. What I want is to win the World Cup, end of story,"I also get asked about being the player of the tournament or the leading scorer. But if I go on the pitch with all these things in my head, I will forget how to play football," - Wesley Sneijder who is chasing a fourth winners medal having helped Inter Milan conquer Europe after they raised the Italian league and cup trophies.
Jose Luiz Rodriguez Zapatero
"I am concerned for the octopus ... I am thinking of sending him a protective team."- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luiz Rodriguez Zapatero worried over death threats aimed at Paul the oracle octopus who tipped Spain to beat Germany in the semi-final.
"Spain, a replica of Barca, is the best publicity for football. Who am I supporting? I am Dutch but I support the football that Spain is playing," former Dutch international and ex Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff
"Of course, I am happy to be honoured, but I would prefer the title of World Cup winner,"- Germany's Thomas Muller
Kay Webb (Referee's wife)
"He can't take charge of his own children. I don't know how he manages it on a football pitch."- Kay Webb, wife of World Cup referee Howard Webb
Bert van Marwijk
"We will play for the whole of Holland. I do not think in terms of revenge (for those defeats)." - Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk insisting he is not motivated by the World Cup final defeats suffered by the Netherlands in 1974 and 1978.
"If the coach tells me 'Philipp, you must give the armband back to Michael', I would have no difficulty in doing that. I would accept the decision, but I am not going to go and seek out the coach and hand him back the armband of my own accord," - German captain during World Cup Phillip Lahm.
"If we had played our best maybe we could beat Spain but it wasn't our best game."We didn't have confidence in our game from the first minute, we had maybe too much respect for Spain," - German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer
Jose Manuel Barroso
"During the tournament a prestigious American newspaper announced the end of European football,"In reality, we have seen among the four teams who played in the semi-finals there were three European teams (Spain, the Dutch and Germany) and the world champion will be European,"- European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso
Vicente Del Bosque
"There is nothing more difficult or precious than to win a World Cup. But we still have to play the final. We cannot start bragging or get too conceited yet,"- Spain coach Del Bosque
"They can be very dominant and hard to control. They are just a wonderful team. They are masters of the game and you can see it in every pass," - coach Joachim Loew in admiration of the Spanish side which evicted Germany in the semi-final.
"It will help to strengthen our faith in the people we put in position of trust,"Corruption is a heinous crime and a sabotage against this country and it should not be condoned," -Tony Neziana of Nigeria's Olympic Committee, commenting on investigation into the country's Football Federation.
coach Oscar Tabarez
"To use a term that is common in the team -- we have to bury this match and get over our sorrow,"- Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez
"I never had any doubts about them. Why would I start now?" - coach Joachim Loew speaking before Tuesday's Germany-Spain semi-final.
"Our purpose is done now. World Cup is over and I guess it goes for this stadium. I am one of the lucky ones. The only reason I am still here is because equipment is still being moved," a worker at the multi-million dollar Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, which hosted four matches at the World Cup but which now stands empty with no resident in sight.
President Cristina Kirchner
"I invited our squad to come to the presidential palace. The players refused because they felt they did not deserve such an accolade but I believe they are wrong because they all deserved it and I will wait for them." - Argentina President Cristina Kirchner.
"The difference is that this time we won't play the hosts - because in Germany, we had to play against Germany and in Argentina we had to face Argentina. This is a great opportunity to reach the Final,"- former Dutch captain Ruud Gullit
"My morale has never been higher and I believe sincerely that Spain will reach the final,"I see a Spain side that is playing better and better, imposing its style of play in almost all the matches, with more difficulty in some matches than others,"- former Spain coach Luis Aragones
"Africa has the talent and desire, but if we do not encourage players there will be more setbacks at future World Cups. We must go back to the drawing board and rectify the mistakes," - Liberian soccer legend George Weah
Nigel De Jong
"I am so disappointed. Of course I knew that I could get a yellow card,"But it was my first foul in the game. I knew the referee was very eager to give a yellow or red card, but there was nothing I could do,"- Dutch midfielder Nigel De Jong on missing the semi-final against Uruguay
"We are very focused. What is interesting and encouraging is that we are still capable of improving,"- Dutch defender John Heitinga
"Schweinsteiger has had an exceptional season - he is the new superstar, the best player at the World Cup right now." - Franz Beckenbauer.