Whatever happens to other teams is interesting for other people - people who analyse the results - but we're not interested.
The teams will meet at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday in a World Cup Round of 16 game. Against any other forward, Godin will be towering over but Ronaldo plays with the air of a man who fears nobody and unless Uruguay can neutralise him, nothing else will matter much.
Ronaldo has already scored four goals at Russian Federation 2018, helping Fernando Santos' men progress from Group B.
Tabarez has led Uruguay for 12 years, restoring the small South American nation as a footballing power once again.
"I know what we are playing for tomorrow, the last 16 of the World Cup against the European champions".
They had previously edged out Morocco 1-0 after opening their campaign with a thrilling 3-3 draw against local rivals Spain.
Topping Group A ahead of hosts Russian Federation means Uruguay have avoided a clash with 2010 champions Spain, where Suarez could have gone up against club colleagues including Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba. "That means he has a very strong relationship with his players".
Uruguay are hopeful Jose Maria Gimenez will return from injury to resume his centre-back partnership with Atletico Madrid team-mate Diego Godin.
No World Cup is truly a World Cup without a bruising, cynical encounter between two teams who will not give an inch, so welcome to the No. 1 contender for Russian Federation 2018's most belligerent game.
The sides meet in Sochi on Saturday, with Uruguay the only team alongside Croatia from the completed groups at Russian Federation 2018 to boast a 100 percent record.
"They have great players like we do, but we have the best player in the world", Soares told FIFA.com, with Ronaldo set to equal ex-Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger's record of 38 appearances combined in World Cup finals and European Championships.
Back in 2006, they defeated Netherlands 1-0 in the so-called "Battle of Nuremberg" to progress to the World Cup quarterfinals. He has reached the knockout stages on each previous occasion: Euro 2012 quarter-finals & World Cup 2014 round of 16 with Greece; Euro 2016 winners and at least World Cup 2018 round of 16 with Portugal. They set their stall out not to concede and think "if we score we win".