England open their campaign against Argentina in Dunedin's futuristic new stadium, complete with a permanent glass roof, on Saturday.
The England back three were starved of possession during their warm up Tests against Wales and Ireland, with teams growing wise to the counter-attacking threat they pose.
But Foden expects Argentina to test England with a barrage of high balls, as they did at Twickenham in the autumn of 2009, and the Northampton full-back will be ready and waiting.
"This is what I have been working for for my whole career and I am ready to take it with both hands," said Foden.
"I enjoy the pressure that comes with rugby. This is probably going to be the biggest stage I have ever performed on and one of the biggest games I will ever play.
"I don't think I have been that impressive in the warm-up matches. I need to up my game a little bit.
"If I get the shirt and the start I will look to take my chances when they come.
"Hopefully you will see me back and running a few balls and taking players on."
Foden was a frustrated spectator for that Twickenham Test against the Pumas in 2009, when manager Martin Johnson opted to play Ugo Monye out of position in place of the injured Delon Armitage.
Monye had a nightmare afternoon as Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe hunted him down under the high ball.
Foden had been knocking on the England door for some time and admitted in a radio interview he was "pretty livid" at being overlooked, prompting a ticking off from Johnson.
Two years on and Foden will get his chance.
"I played with Lobbe at Sale and I know what he is capable of. I look forward to him bearing down on me if they do stick a few up," said Foden.
"In the last couple of games the half-backs have realised if they kick loosely to us as a back line we are likely to punish them and we haven't seen as much ball as in previous games.
"It is one of the tactics Argentina revel in with Lobbe chasing and we have been working on how we can counter that and hopefully we can use it to our advantage.
"For me it hopefully means I will get a bit of ball and give me the opportunity to run it back."
Argentina may have slipped to ninth in the world since they took the bronze medal at the last World Cup, but they have never been anything but challenging opponents for England.
And Foden expects nothing less on Saturday.
"Teams like Argentina raise their game considerable amounts when it comes to World Cups," said Foden.
"You saw in 2007, they were a surprise team. They turned France over straight away. We don't want to be that team that comes out and is gets turned over.
"We have big aspirations for this competition. I am sure Argentina will have as well but it will be a good test for us."
Argentina won at Twickenham for the first time in 2006, hastening Andy Robinson's exit as coach. The 2009 two-Test summer series was drawn before England won that autumn Test unconvincingly 16-9.
"We need to get off to the best start possible. Argentina are a tough team to beat. We know that more than anyone," added Foden.
"We need to get the scrum and lineout right, the backs need to make sure we are going forward.
"Martin Johnson and (attack coach) Brian Smith are coming up with strategies and plans to break down their attack and their defence.
"I am pretty sure we can execute that and hopefully come out with the right result."
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