World Cup: Egypt-Uruguay, Morocco-Iran, Portugal-Spain matches ready to kick off Friday

The buzz: The major question hanging over this match is the health of Egyptian talisman Mohamed Salah, who sustained a shoulder injury in last month’s Champions League final. His availability likely won’t be announced until game time. If he’s unable to go, Egypt, playing its first World Cup match in 28 years, will be seriously short-handed against a powerful Uruguayan team led by Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin.