Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez was content following the 3-0 win over South Africa in Tshwane/Pretoria.
"We are very happy," said Tabarez.
"As I told my players the history of this game was not written beforehand, we had to write it ourselves during the match and I think the result is very good indeed.
"We've beaten a very good team, who were also in a position to win the match I think it's important to note.
"Nothing has been decided in our group but I think we've taken a very important step forward."