Footballers who wore masks, a list Kylian Mbappe joined at Euro 2024

Kylian Mbappe during a training session of the France national football team at the Leipzig Stadium on June 20, 2024 in Leipzig, Germany. France is preparing for the group match at the European Football Championship in Germany against the Netherlands
Kylian Mbappe training for the first time in his custom protective mask (Image credit: Future)

For a couple of days it looked like Kylian Mbappe would not be able to play any further part in France's Euros campaign, after Les Bleus' captain and talisman broke his nose in their 1-0 win over Austria.

Mbappe didn't feature in France's second game of Euro 2024 – against the Netherlands on Friday – and beyond that game he was forced to wear a mask, which he admitted he HATES.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...

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