Referring to his national team's previous performance, Sergio Gorzy, a well-known Uruguayan sports journalist, said that these were "amazing and exciting matches."
He also expressed confidence that "Russia will organize a really beautiful World Cup," regardless of the problems some fans may have, including language barriers and having to travel "huge distances."
"There will be minor and maybe even pleasant difficulties, but I think that [on the whole], it will be an excellent championship. I have not the slightest doubt that it will be very well organized," Gorzy added.
Juan Landa, a former football player from Argentina, said in turn that he will go to Russia "to see Messi playing at the World Cup."
He said that he is going to Russia together with six friends and allocated $4,000 for the trip.
"Maybe it will be not so easy to get there … but it's still Europe so we finally took a decision to travel to Russia. We hope that tickets [for the matches] will be much more affordable than in Brazil," Landa said.
He said that he had yet to decide what he would do in Russia apart from supporting his national team during World Cup games.
"I plan to use aircraft and high-speed trains to accompany my team to different Russian cities, such as Moscow and St. Petersburg. I think the distance will not be a problem for me," he concluded.
Russia will host the upcoming FIFA World Cup from June 14 through July 15, 2018. The matches will be held in the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Sochi, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Samara, Saransk, Nizhny Novgorod and Volgograd.