France dealt Kylian Mbappe blow at Euro 2024

Kylian Mbappe will miss France's second game of Euro 2024 against the Netherlands and is doubtful for their final Group D match against Poland (Imago/osnapix)

France dealt Kylian Mbappe blow at Euro 2024

Seye Omidiora 17:57 - 18.06.2024

Les Blues will be without their captain against the Netherlands and possibly Poland as a consequence of his broken nose against Austria.

Kylian Mbappe has been ruled out of France’s second game against the Netherlands on Friday because of a broken nose. 

What happened?

Monday’s incident involving Austria’s Kevin Danso put the Real Madrid star at risk of missing the rest of Euro 2024 if it required a surgery but that was swiftly ruled out by the French Football Federation.

Mbappe was forced off in second-half stoppage due to the seriousness of the injury which many feared could rule out the nation's superstar for the remainder of the finals.

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe could not play on after breaking his nose against Austria (Imago/PA Images)

Which games will Mbappe miss at Euro 2024? 

According to ESPN, Mbappe will be absent against the Netherlands on Friday, June 21, and is doubtful for their final game of the group phase against Poland on June 25. 

The report in ESPN states that the France captain was keen to return against Ronald Koeman’s side with the aid of a protective mask but the 2018 World Cup winners will take no risks with their best player, who could return against Poland if necessary. 

What comes next? 

Mbappe’s broken nose and the delicate situation mean the forward may not feature for France until the round of 16. 

Didier Deschamps’ men could secure their place in the first knockout round with a win against Holland on Friday.