Kylian Mbappe sits on the bench for France’s Euro 2024 game against Netherlands due to broken nose

Kylian Mbappe will not be in the starting lineup for France’s Euro 2024 game against the Netherlands tonight.

Mbappe’s Injury in Victory Over Austria

France’s star player, Kylian Mbappe, broke his nose after colliding with Austrian player Kevin Danso during their 1-0 win.

Quick Dismissal of Fears Over Mbappe’s Tournament Absence

Although there were initial concerns that Mbappe might miss the rest of the tournament, these fears were quickly dispelled.

France Aims for Last-16 Qualification

Mbappe will begin the match on the bench as France seeks to secure a spot in the last-16 with a win against the Netherlands.

Deschamps to Reshuffle the Team

With Mbappe on the bench, Didier Deschamps will need to adjust the lineup, including shifting several players to new positions.

Marcus Thuram to Start Up Front

Inter Milan’s Marcus Thuram will start as the striker after playing on the left wing against Austria.

Adrien Rabiot and Ousmane Dembele’s New Roles

Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot will move to the left wing, while Ousmane Dembele will maintain his position on the right.

Aurelien Tchouameni to Replace Mbappe

Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, returning from a fractured foot, will take Mbappe’s place in the lineup.

William Saliba to Retain Starting Position

Despite speculation, William Saliba is expected to start alongside Dayot Upamecano, ahead of Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate.

Mbappe to Undergo Surgery Post-Tournament

Mbappe, set to join Real Madrid this summer, will have surgery on his broken nose after Euro 2024 concludes.

Mbappe to Wear Protective Mask

For the rest of the tournament, Mbappe will wear a mask, though not in French flag colors due to UEFA regulations requiring a single-color medical accessory.

Positive Update on Mbappe’s Fitness

France coach Didier Deschamps provided a positive update, stating that Mbappe is feeling better and his condition is improving.

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