Jackson Martinez: 'Uruguay won't be easy'

Colombia's forward Jackson Martinez eyes the ball eyes the ball during a training session at the President Laudo Natel Athlete Formation Center in Cotia, Sao Paulo, on June 21, 2014
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Jackson Martinez warns his Colombia teammates that they face a tough match against Uruguay in the second round of the World Cup.

Colombia forward Jackson Martinez has warned his teammates that they face a tough match against Uruguay in the last 16 of the World Cup.

The Colombians made sure of a 100% record in Group C on Tuesday thanks to a comfortable 4-1 win over Japan in their final game.

Martinez and Colombia will face Uruguay in the second round of the tournament on Saturday.

"We've now got Uruguay in the last 16. It's not going to be easy at all but it's also true that we know each other well. We know what we need to do and how we have to play that match," he told FIFA.com.

Colombia's only previous appearance in the second round of the World Cup was back in 1990.

Shinji Okazaki of Japan driblbles past Pablo Armero of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014
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