"[The Russian national team] have been preparing for a long time, facing serious, high-level European teams... [and Russia] will compete at the same level," Godin was quoted as saying by the Spanish newspaper Diario AS on Monday night.

The 32-year-old has been capped by Uruguay 115 times since 2005 and played at the two previous World Cups.

Uruguay will face Egypt in their first match at the upcoming tournament on June 15, before taking on Saudi Arabia and hosts Russia in their other two Group A games.

Russia will host its first-ever FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15. The matches are set to take place at 12 arenas in 11 cities across country.