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Most recently, Kylian Mbappe got injured as the special mask is set to be banned due to the Euro 2024 rule

Most recently, Kylian Mbappe got injured as the special mask is set to be banned due to the Euro 2024 rule

Most recently, Kylian Mbappe got injured as the special mask is set to be banned due to the Euro 2024 rule

Kylian Mbappe has unveiled a specially designed mask to protect his broken nose as the France captain targets a return to action against Holland at Euro 2024, but could be banned from wearing it due to UEFA rules.

Mbappe broke his nose during France’s opening win over Austria on Monday night, but the superstar forward returned to training on Thursday wearing a blue, white and red mask in the French’s display. tricolor.

However, UEFA regulations state that “medical equipment worn on the field of play must be of a single colour” and “must not allow identification of the team or manufacturer”.

According to reports in France, Mbappe was presented with a number of other masks to wear, some of which were simple and would fit UEFA regulations. RMC Sport reported that France will check the rules during a technical meeting with UEFA ahead of the Netherlands match.

Mbappe hopes to be involved against Holland in Leipzig, with head coach Didier Deschamps confirming that “things are going in the right direction” when asked about the 25-year-old’s availability the day before the game.

“Everything is going in the right direction after this major shock with consequences,” said Deschamps. “Yesterday he went out, did a little activity. That will be the case tonight. Things are moving in the right direction to ensure he will be available tomorrow.”

Kylian Mbappe wears his new face mask
Kylian Mbappe wears his new face mask (Reuters)

Although Mbappe does not require immediate surgery for the injury, France are still monitoring his condition and were hesitant to set a time frame for his recovery as Friday’s game against the Netherlands builds.

Mbappe could be rested for the Group D match even if he is involved in the squad, with France in a strong position to qualify for the last 16 after their opening win against Austria.

Kylian Mbappe talks to manager Didier Deschamps at training
Kylian Mbappe talks to manager Didier Deschamps at training (AFP via Getty Images)
Mbappe engaged in shooting drills
Mbappe engaged in shooting drills (Reuters)
Mbappe suffered a broken nose and was forced off in France's 1-0 win
Mbappe suffered a broken nose and was forced off in France’s 1-0 win (Reuters)
Mbappe suffered the injury after colliding with Austrian defender Kevin Danso's shoulder
Mbappe suffered the injury after colliding with Austrian defender Kevin Danso’s shoulder (Getty Images)

Mbappe broke his nose when his face collided with the shoulder of Austrian defender Kevin Danso. Blood was seen pouring from Mbappe’s badly swollen nose, turning parts of France’s white shirt red.

Mbappe was pictured leaving the stadium in an ambulance after the match and later joked on social media, asking his followers “any ideas for masks?”

France held on in Dusseldorf to open Euro 2024 with a win, joining the Netherlands on three points after their opening Group D victory over Poland.