Uruguay defender and captain Diego Godin said Wednesday that Russia would be a "difficult opponents".
Uruguay, who beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in their Group A match on Wednesday and secured their place in the round of 16, will take on hosts Russia, who are also in the next round.
"I'm happy that we have reached the playoff. Now we have to prepare for the match against Russia, this will be a decisive game... The match [against Saudi Arabia] was difficult, there are no easy encounters at the World Cup. Russia are difficult opponents, we know that they... that they are technically a very good side with the ball. The main thing is to do everything right and not to pick up yellow cards," Godin told journalists.