Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has not ruled out making several changes to the side that drew against France when they take on South Africa on Wednesday.

Palermo's Edison Cavani could start alongside Luis Suarez in Uruguay's attack with Atletico Madrid star Diego Forlan playing behind them in support. The move would see Ignacio Gonzalez drop to the bench.

The changes may take place because this is a different game and another rival with totally different tactics.

Oscar Tabarez, Uruguay coach

"There may some changes," said Tabarez. "The changes may take place because this is a different game and another rival with totally different tactics than with respect to France. While we try not to depend too much on our rivals, we have to take into account what our rivals do."

Despite possible changes to his starting line-up, Tabarez insists his side will not take too many risks against South Africa.

"With our group all level, we are not going to attack in desperation nor are we going to defend deeply," said Tabarez. "We have to show balance and patience."