Kylian Mbappe proves how important he is to France through this one stat

Kylian Mbappe on the sidelines for the Netherlands v France at Euro 2024 (Getty Images)
Kylian Mbappe cut a frustrated figure on the sidelines at the Leipzig Stadium (Image credit: Getty Images) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Kylian Mbappe’s presence was missed for France in their stalemate with the Netherlands in their Friday night Group D match-up at the Leipzig Stadium and it’s not the first time Les Bleus have found themselves in this scenario.

The 23-year-old sat out of his nation’s second group game having suffered a broken nose when he clattered into the shoulder of Austria centre-back Kevin Danso in his side’s opening-game victory.

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