There will be two new faces in the Celeste starting XI...
There will be two changes for the Uruguayans from the team which squeaked through 2-1 against South Korea on Saturday.
'The Maestro' announced the team in his press conference at the team's Kimberley base on Wednesday. The early selection follows a pattern established since the early days of this tournament; carried out, in Tabarez's own words, to stop tiresome press speculation over whom would appear for the Celeste.
In defence Mauricio Victorino will stand in for centre-back Diego Godin. In fact the highly impressive Godin is a doubt for the rest of the tournament after suffering a pulled muscle in the second round.
The other change, by contrast, is an unforced switch; Universidad de Chile midfielder Alvaro Fernandez will come in for Porto's Alvaro Pereira after Pereira failed to impress in the previous match.
The team in full will be (4-3-1-2):
Muslera, Maxi Pereira, Lugano, Victorino, Fucile; Alvaro Fernández, Diego Pérez, Arévalo Ríos; Diego Forlán; Cavani and Luis Suárez.
If Tabarez's announcement is taken as a show of confidence, perhaps it isn't misplaced. Castrol Football uses extensive technology to analyse everything World Cup-related, and their research assesses that Uruguay have a mamoth 73 per cent chance of emerging victorious from their quarter-final against Ghana.