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Euro 2024: Kylian Mbappé will reportedly miss France’s next match vs. Netherlands

Euro 2024: Kylian Mbappé will reportedly miss France's next match vs. Netherlands

Should Kylian Mbappé miss France’s next match, he could return for their final group stage game against Poland next Tuesday. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

France is expected to be without Kylian Mbappé for its next match at Euro 2024 on Friday against Netherlands after he suffered a broken nose during their 1-0 win over Austria on Monday.

According to ESPN's Julien Laurens, Mbappé will not play despite avoiding surgery, which would have forced him to miss the rest of the competition.

Mbappé was injured in the 85th minute on Monday after the follow-through on his header saw his nose connect with Kevin Danso's shoulder, bloodying the French star.

Mbappé tried to return to the field of play in the 89th minute and immediately sat back down while holding his nose. He had returned to the game without permission from the referee, who issued him a yellow card.

Following the game, Mbappé took to X to ask fans "Any ideas for a mask?" for when he returns.

Danso posted a message on X saying, "To French supporters: I am sorry that Kylian Mbappe was injured from our duel … I wish him a good recovery and I hope he can quickly get back on the pitch."

French Football Federation president Philippe Diallo said on Tuesday he is holding out hope Mbappé returns for the remainder of the tournament.

"You saw it, he had this injury to his nose, the news is rather reassuring," Diallo said. "There won't be an operation in the short term. Concerning his return, it is premature today to give a timetable; we're going to wait for the latest information from the doctor this morning."

After Netherlands, France will finish the group stage next Tuesday against Poland.

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