DUSSLDORF: Kylian Mbappe “remains uncertain” to play in France’s clash with the Netherlands after breaking his nose in their opening win at Euro 2024.

The 25-year-old striker was forced off during Monday’s 1-0 victory over Austria after his face struck opponent Kevin Danso’s shoulder in the follow-through from an aerial challenge.

Mbappe was taken to Dusseldorf hospital, where the break was confirmed, before returning to the national team’s camp.

The French Football Federation (FFF) said a new update on their captain will be provided on Wednesday.

Mbappe, who played his part in France’s winner against Austria as his cross was headed into his own net by defender Max Wober, does not require surgery for the injury.

The FFF has previously said a protective mask would be made for the forward.

In a news conference following Monday’s game, France boss Didier Deschamps said the talismanic Mbappe was “not doing well”.

He has scored 47 goals in 80 appearances for his country, although he has not scored a goal at a European Championship.

He will join Real Madrid after the tournament once his Paris St-Germain contract expires.

It is likely Mbappe will have to wear a mask when he is deemed fit enough to return to the team.

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