Masked Mbappé Has Been Benched During Their Match with Netherlands During To His Nose Injüry

Kylian Mbappe was named to the French bench for Friday’s Euro 2024 match against the Netherlands, four days after breaking his nose in Les Bleus’ opening win over Austria.

Mbappe exercised on Thursday while wearing a mask modeled after the colors of the French flag, but Didier Deschamps did not endanger him.

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Both teams will move on to the round of sixteen if they triumph in Leipzig. Following his injuries sustained in a clash with Austrian defender Kevin Danso’s shoulder during France’s 1-0 victory on Monday, there were immediate concerns about Mbappe’s ability to play in the tournament.

However, the 25-year-old did not require surgery and could be involved later in the game as he aims to break his duck at the European Championships.

Real Madrid’s new signing has scored 12 goals in two World Cups but is yet to find the net in five appearances at the Euros.

Aurelien Tchouameni comes in for Mbappe in the only change for France.

The Netherlands make just one change from the side that beat Poland 2-1 in their opening game with Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong replacing Joey Veerman.

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