The South American will meet the World Cup hosts in Nizhny Novgorod on 25 June, and Uruguay have to win if they want to top Group A.

“We must be ready to die in order to beat Russia. We need to play good football and get all three points. We have been playing well and we are in good shape,” Tabarez said.

Uruguay and Russia, who each have six points, both secured their places in the knockout stages after Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Moscow.