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Didier Deschamps revealed the extent of Kylian Mbappe’s injury in the win over Austria

France manager, Didier Deschamps, revealed that Kylian Mbappe suffered a suspected broken nose during their 1-0 win over Austria at Euro 2024 on Monday night.

Les Bleus captain Mbappe played a key role in the only goal of the game, crossing Maximilian Wober into his own net, but later collided with Kevin Danso and was left on the Dusseldorf Arena in need of treatment.

Blood then appeared on the face of the new Real Madrid striker before he was booked for re-entering the pitch without the referee’s permission, and was eventually sent off.

Talking to TF1 after the game, Deschamps admitted that his star forward may have broken his nose.

He said: “A broken nose? Apparently yes. His nose is very wrong. We will see. Obviously, tonight is negative. It’s just crying, but it worries us a lot.”

Kylian Mbappe

There was immediate concern for Mbappe / Image Photo Agency/GettyImages

France now face an anxious wait to find out whether Mbappe will be forced out of any matches at Euro 2024. Although it is possible that he has officially been diagnosed with a broken nose, the Paris Saint-Germain star is still able to play with a mask fitted if he is cleared of further damage.

If Mbappe is out of action in the short term, Deschamps has plenty of options to turn to in his absence.

Randal Kolo Muani and Olivier Giroud both came on as substitutes against Austria, while Antoine Griezmann could be deployed in a more advanced role if needed. Seniors Bradley Barcola and Kingsley Coman were unused substitutes on Monday night.

Les Bleus will next face the Netherlands on Friday, who also won their first match of Euro 2024 as they beat Poland 2-1 with goals from Cody Gakpo and Wout Weghorst.


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