19 Jun 2024, 14:43

Mbappe 'uncertain' for France Euro 2024 clash with Netherlands

  PADERBORN, Germany, June 19, 2024 (BSS/AFP) - France captain Kylian Mbappe

is a doubt for his team's Euro 2024 clash with the Netherlands after breaking
his nose in the 1-0 win over Austria on Monday, the French Football
Federation said.

Mbappe's presence in the Group D game against the Dutch in Leipzig on Friday
"remains uncertain", the FFF said on Tuesday, adding that "a new update will
be provided tomorrow".

The 25-year-old suffered the injury when he collided with Kevin Danso towards
the end of the match in Duesseldorf, his nose connecting violently with the
Austrian defender's shoulder.

Mbappe, who provoked the own goal scored by Maximilian Woeber which decided
the game in France's favour, came off with his shirt covered in blood.

The French federation later said Mbappe had undergone tests at a hospital in
Duesseldorf before rejoining the France squad at their base in Paderborn, a
two-hour drive to the east.

They said he would not require surgery and added that the new Real Madrid
signing would have a mask fitted to enable him to return to action "after a
period of treatment".

"He is in a bad way. He is not well. His nose is a mess, that's for sure.
That is the black mark of the evening for us," France coach Didier Deschamps
said of Mbappe after the Austria match.