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Mbappe uncertain for France Euro 2024 clash with Netherlands

Published : Thursday, 20 June, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 80

PADERBORN, JUNE 19: France captain Kylian Mbappe is a doubt for his teams Euro 2024 clash with the Netherlands after breaking his nose in the 1-0 win over Austria on Monday, the French Football Federation said.

Mbappes 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 defenders shoulder.

Mbappe, who provoked the own goal scored by Maximilian Woeber which decided the game in Frances 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.    —AFP

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