Drogba ready for opener

The 32 year old had been expected to miss the game after fracturing his elbow in a warm up game against Japan.

“Regarding Didier Drogba, the referee of the match Jorge Larrionda has okayed the cast which Didier Drogba will use to play,” confirmed Fifa’s head of media Nicolas Maingot.

“The cast has been seen by the Portuguese delegation.”