Uruguay defender Diego Godin believes his team can pull Mexico apart when the two sides meet on Tuesday. La Celeste lead Group A after two games played, but are level on four points with El Tri heading into their final first-phase game in Rustenburg.

A draw against Mexico would be sufficient for Oscar Tabarez's side to progress past the group stage for the first time in 20 years at the expense of hosts South Africa and 1998 winners France.

"Mexico will be a difficult rival just as all the teams in the World Cup," said Godin. "They play good football, but we have the weapons to destroy their game and we know how to cause them damage."

The Villarreal defender says his side have not gotten carried away by Wednesday's 3-0 triumph over South Africa. "We are well," he said.

"We are calm and with less euphoria than in previous days. Our only thoughts are on Mexico and how to control possession, create goalscoring opportunities and finish them off.

"We have not conceded a goal so far and that is very important. If we do the same against Mexico, then we will have progressed to the next round and anything can happen from then on."