Kylian Mbappe injury latest LIVE! News and updates as France captain could miss rest of group stage

Kylian Mbappe injury latest LIVE! News and updates as France captain could miss rest of group stage

Kylian Mbappe injury latest LIVE!

France have confirmed that Kylian Mbappe can continue at Euro 2024, but there remain fears he could miss the remaining two games of the group stage. The influential Les Bleus captain and attacking talisman suffered a broken nose during the latter stages of Monday night’s physical 1-0 win over Austria that got their Group D campaign off to a winning start.

Mbappe was left covered in blood in gruesome scenes after his head made contact with the shoulder of Austria defender Kevin Danso as the duo competed at a late free-kick at the Dusseldorf Arena. Austria goalkeeper Patrick Pentz signalled for immediate medical assistance and Mbappe received lengthy treatment on the pitch, before walking off and then receiving a yellow card for coming back onto the field unauthorised and sitting on the turf in bizarre scenes to halt the game after France were unable to get a substitute on and had to temporarily play with 10 men.

Mbappe was eventually replaced by Olivier Giroud, with French boss Didier Deschamps revealing after the game that he had broken his nose. Mbappe was then transported to a local hospital via ambulance, where assessments determined that he does not need surgery but will undergo dedicated treatment in the days ahead as a custom facemask will be made to aid his return to action. Follow all the latest news and updates on Kylian Mbappe’s injury live below.

Kylian Mbappe injury latest

  • Custom mask being made for Kylian Mbappe

  • Mbappe NOT ruled out of Euro 2024

  • Will Kylian Mbappe be fit to face Netherlands on Friday?

  • Deschamps: Mbappe 'not doing well'

  • Mbappe tweets: 'Any ideas for masks?'

  • Mbappe forced off with broken nose against Austria

Danso apologises

13:04 , Alex Young

Austria defender Danso has apologised for his part in the incident.

He posted on X: “To French supporters: I am sorry that Kylian Mbappé was injured during our duel.

“I wish him a good recovery and I hope he can quickly find his place on the pitch.”

Will Mbappe face Netherlands on Friday?

12:07 , Alex Young

Here is the latest team news from the France camp.

It doesn’t look good for Kylian Mbappe.

Read more here!

Custom mask being made for Mbappe

11:33 , Alex Young

France are having a custom mask made for Kylian Mbappe in a bid to ensure his Euro 2024 is not over.

It is unclear when the France captain will return after breaking his nose in Monday night’s win over Austria, but French radio network RTL were reporting on Tuesday morning he could be out until the quarter-finals.

President of the French Football Federation (FFF), Philippe Diallo, on Tuesday confirmed Mbappe would “not require an operation” but stressed more time is needed to assess the extent of the injury and the coming days will be crucial.

He said: “The news was rather reassuring in that there is no operation in the short term. Regarding his participation in the rest of the tournament, it is a little premature to give a timetable.”

Read more here!


France fixtures

08:53 , Alex Young

Will Kylian Mbappe be fit to face Netherlands on Friday night? It is their toughest game on paper.

France’s next group games

  • Netherlands vs France (Friday, 8pm)

  • France vs Poland (Tuesday, 5pm)

Kylian Mbappe NOT ruled out of Euro 2024

07:20 , Alex Young

Kylian Mbappe has rejoined the France squad after being released from hospital and will NOT be ruled out of the competition.

The star forward will "undergo treatment in the coming days, without undergoing surgery immediately".

The French Football Federation added: "A mask will be made so as to allow the number 10 of the French team to consider resuming competition after a period devoted to treatment."


Kylian Mbappe 'not doing well'

06:39 , Alex Young

France boss Didier Deschamps has confirmed captain Kylian Mbappe is "not doing well" after suffering a suspected broken nose.

During France's 1-0 win over Austria, Mbappe's face hit Kevin Danso's shoulder after heading the ball in a freak accident.

Mbappe, covered in blood, was soon replaced and it was later confirmed he did not need surgery. Deschamps said afterwards: "He's not doing well.

"His nose got badly hit. We need to check it out but it seems quite complicated, which is really very unfortunate for us.

"The medical staff are checking him out. I saw him on the massage table. He didn't get off lightly. It's still to be seen and I cannot at this stage give you a precise answer."


French Football Federation confirm no surgery with Mbappe to wear facemask

01:53 , George Flood

We now have an official statement from the French Football Federation (FFF).

They confirm that Mbappe did indeed fracture his nose against Austria, but will not undergo surgery “in the immediate future”.

He will receive a period of dedicated treatment in the days ahead, with a protective facemask being designed for when he returns.

No word yet on his availability for the Netherlands game on Friday night in Leipzig.

“Kylian Mbappe returns to the base camp of the French national team,” the FFF said.

“Kylian Mbappe suffered a broken nose during the second part of the Austria-France held this Monday in Dusseldorf.

“The captain of France was treated first by the medical staff and Dr. Franck Le Gall, who diagnosed him with a nose fracture.

“Mbappe will receive treatment in the next few days, but he will not undergo surgery in the immediate future.“A mask will be made for him so that the number 10 of the French national team can prepare for his return to the competition after a period dedicated to treatment.”

01:46 , George Flood

Another positive update on Mbappe from French journalist Julien Laurens...

Mbappe tweets: 'Any ideas for masks?'

Tuesday 18 June 2024 00:53 , George Flood

Mbappe has now tweeted, asking if anyone has any ideas for masks.

That would appear to suggest that he is planning on playing on at the Euros...

Kylian Mbappe will NOT have surgery, claims Fabrizio Romano

Tuesday 18 June 2024 00:31 , George Flood

A breaking update now on Kylian Mbappe from Fabrizio Romano.

“Kylian Mbappe has just left the hospital after it was confirmed that he broke his nose,” he wrote on social media.“Mbappe will not undergo surgery despite initial indications, waiting to decide how to manage him for upcoming two games.”

Good news for France...

Deschamps refuses to speculate on Mbappe lay-off

Tuesday 18 June 2024 00:29 , George Flood

Didier Deschamps has admitted that he does not know if Mbappe will be available to face Group D rivals the Netherlands in Leipzig on Friday night.

He is also not being drawn into any hypothetical discussions on a potential lay-off for his star man.

"I don't have the elements in my hands," he said. "He didn't get off lightly.

“It is still to be seen. I cannot at this stage give the answer (if he will be ruled out).”

Deschamps added: “I'm not going to go into hypothesis.

“The French team with Kylian would always be stronger.

“If the news doesn't go along these lines then we'll have to fight without him, but Kylian is Kylian and any team with him in the squad is obviously a lot stronger."

N'Golo Kante admits France stars 'worried' over Mbappe injury

Tuesday 18 June 2024 00:12 , George Flood

France’s man-of-the-match N’Golo Kante reacts to the Kylian Mbappe injury...

"We're worried to see Kylian leave the field like that,” said the former Chelsea midfielder.

“We still don't know what the situation is.

“We hope that it's not too severe and that he's back with us for the rest of the competition."

Mbappe taken to hospital as surgery decision awaits

Tuesday 18 June 2024 00:10 , George Flood

A lot of conflicting reports still swirling around about Mbappe’s injury.

The latest seems to be that he has been taken to hospital, with post-game video footage circulating on social media showing him walking into an ambulance for transportation to the University Hospital of Dusseldorf.

Mbappe has also reportedly been seen arriving there.

Some say that Mbappe will have surgery, others say that a decision on an operation will actually be taken overnight after initial assessments. But that it’s not looking good.

Some say it’s still a suspected broken nose, others say it’s been confirmed as such by the French Football Federation (FFF).

Whatever the case, it’s a hugely important few hours coming up in the context of France’s Euro 2024 campaign.

Real Madrid and their legions of fans will also be keeping a very close eye on developments regarding Mbappe, no doubt.

Didier Deschamps: Kylian Mbappe injury is "not good at all"

Monday 17 June 2024 22:47 , George Flood

Here’s more from Didier Deschamps to TF1 on Kylian Mbappe’s injury...

"(His) nose is not good at all. Even if it's just the nose, it's the big negative point for us tonight."


Deschamps confirms likely broken nose for Mbappe

Monday 17 June 2024 22:44 , George Flood

Quick confirmation from France boss Didier Deschamps that Kylian Mbappe likely suffered a broken nose tonight following that painful late collision with Kevin Danso at a free-kick.

“Yes, Kylian Mbappe has probably broken his nose”, he told French television station TF1.

A gruesome injury, but it would be a huge shock if it saw the Les Bleus captain and talisman - who still hasn’t scored a single goal at a European Championship - miss any time, especially at a major tournament and especially with a game as big as Friday’s against the Netherlands coming up.

Expect to see Mbappe sporting a facemask from here on out.


Austria 0-1 France

Monday 17 June 2024 21:59 , George Flood


And breathe!

A thrilling ending to the game, but tournament favourites Les Bleus hold on to start their Euro 2024 campaign with a valuable win in Group D.

Now they will hope that Mbappe doesn’t miss any time as a result of that suspected broken nose.

Austria 0-1 France | 97 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:58 , George Flood

End-to-end stuff late on during what has been a truly absorbing contest in Dusseldorf.

Giroud misses a glorious chance to kill the game off late before a Prass header is diverted wide at the other end.

Maignan then punches clear an Austrian corner before France break through Thuram.

Austria 0-1 France | 90 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:53 , George Flood

NINE minutes of added time have been signalled in Dusseldorf, where tempers are now flaring.

Austria claim an elbow on Wimmer inside the box before Danso is booked for taking down Giroud.

Schmid on for Laimer for Austria now.

Austria 0-1 France | 90 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:51 , George Flood

Fofana and Giroud are now on for Griezmann and Mbappe.

France fans will be praying that’s nothing that will keep him out of action, with a huge Group D showdown against the Netherlands looming in Leipzig on Friday.

Austria 0-1 France | 89 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:49 , George Flood

France are defending with 10 men with Mbappe off the pitch.

Deschamps is furious that the referee hasn’t allowed him to make his latest changes, despite the ball going out on the far side.

Mbappe takes matters into his own hands by going back onto the pitch uninvited, receiving a booking for his troubles.

Austria 0-1 France | 88 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:47 , George Flood

Prass for Mwene is the latest Austrian change.

Mbappe clutching that damaged nose as he makes his way off.

Will he continue? Deschamps wants them to quickly source him another shirt.

Austria 0-1 France | 87 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:46 , George Flood

Replays show that Mbappe’s head hit the shoulder of Danso.

He’s in a lot of pain though from a busted nose, with blood staining his white shirt.

Austria 0-1 France | 85 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:45 , George Flood

Nervy moments for France here as Mbappe stays down after colliding with Danso and Austrian ‘keeper Pentz immediately calls for medical assistance.

Austria 0-1 France | 85 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:45 , George Flood

Chance for France as Mbappe connects with Griezmann’s free-kick, but his header is blocked by Danso.

At the other end, Kante shows rapid speed at 33 as he springs back to thwart the Austrian counter led by Wimmer.

Austria 0-1 France | 83 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:43 , George Flood

Mbappe nutmegs Laimer, who then appears to catch the France captain with a stray arm to the face.

He receives a booking.

Austria 0-1 France | 81 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:41 , George Flood

Into the final 10 minutes in Dusseldorf.

Fluid football from energetic France before Camavinga tees up Thuram for a low effort that is easily held by Pentz.

Austria 0-1 France | 79 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:40 , George Flood

Baumgartner ends up with the yellow card following that challenge with Maignan.

That feels a tad harsh. Both players are fine to continue.

Austria 0-1 France | 78 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:39 , George Flood

Arnautovic combines nicely with Laimer, with Baumgartner trying to race onto a through ball before a nasty collision with Maignan as both players are fully committed striving for the ball.

Austria want a penalty, but it looked like Maignan got there first. Both players need treatment.

Austria 0-1 France | 75 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:36 , George Flood

That triple change has looked to give Austria a little more impetus at times.

Arnautovic and Wimmer have looked busy, the latter sending in a cross that swerves menacingly beyond the back post.

Austria 0-1 France | 72 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:34 , George Flood

The decision-making in the final third is really lacking from France at the moment.

Austria have not really threatened much at all in this half but are certainly capable of forging something in this last 15 minutes.

Les Bleus will be desperate to put this to bed.

Austria 0-1 France | 69 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:29 , George Flood

Dembele and Rabiot are heading off as Deschamps seeks fresh legs for France.

Kolo Muani and Camavinga enter the fray.

Austria 0-1 France | 66 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:27 , George Flood

France are ratcheting up the pressure in search of that elusive second goal to all but kill this game off.

Griezmann almost connects with another dangerous low Hernandez cross before Kounde sees an effort blocked and Pentz repels a strike from Thuram.

Austria 0-1 France | 63 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:24 , George Flood

The ever-dangerous Dembele cuts inside Mwene and drills a shot that was never troubling Pentz in the Austria goal.

France fans will be getting very nervy, the longer this stays only 1-0...

Austria 0-1 France | 61 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:22 , George Flood

Mbappe cannot connect with a fast pass aimed in his direction before Austria break and Sabitzer tumbles under the attentions of Arsenal man Saliba.

Never a penalty.

Austria 0-1 France | 59 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:21 , George Flood

Rangnick turns to his bench after an hour.

Arnautovic, Wimmer and Trauner all on.

Off go Gregoritsch, Grillitsch and the unfortunate Wober.

Austria 0-1 France | 55 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:16 , George Flood

Dembele is the first France player to be carded for dragging down Mwene.

A period of Austrian pressure follows and some quick-fire corners, but eventually the momentum is lost.

Austria 0-1 France | 53 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:15 , George Flood

Some very nervy moments in the early stages of the second half for Austria, with goalkeeper Pentz coming racing out before thinking better of it.

Mbappe then seizes on an error from Wober and races clear, trying to bend the ball home but missing the target.

What a chance for 2-0.

Austria 0-1 France | 48 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:07 , George Flood

Posch lets fly with a long-range drive that flies high into the stands.

Griezmann has been quickly sorted out and is back on, sporting a head bandage.

But it’s already fallen off!

Austria 0-1 France | 46 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 21:06 , George Flood

Wober, already on a yellow card, leans into Griezmann and sends him crashing into the advertising hoardings.

That’s a very painful one for Griezmann, who has blood streaming from a cut on his forehead.

He’ll need patching up. France are furious, but there’s no further punishment for the Austrian centre-back, whose own goal is the difference in this game at the moment.

Austria 0-1 France

Monday 17 June 2024 21:04 , George Flood

The players have returned to the field at the Dusseldorf Arena and we are back underway.

No changes from either manager at the break.

Austria 0-1 France

Monday 17 June 2024 20:55 , George Flood

Here is the goal that separates these two sides at the interval.

Wonderful from Mbappe, but the defending is very poor all round...

Austria 0-1 France

Monday 17 June 2024 20:50 , George Flood


A highly-watchable first half in Dusseldorf, where France lead this Group D tie after Kylian Mbappe’s magnificent feet forced an own goal from the unfortunate Max Wober.

France have been on top for the most part, but Austria have held their own and had a glorious chance to take the lead through Baumgartner right before they fell behind.

This contest is far from over!


Austria 0-1 France | 46 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:48 , George Flood

Into one minute of added time at the end of this absorbing first half, with an alert Pentz just about able to thwart Mbappe and keep the scoreline at 1-0.

Austria 0-1 France | 42 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:46 , George Flood

France are looking dangerous again with the deadlock broke, though Austria also look determined to make up for that Wober error before the break.

A really good game this being played amid a great atmosphere in Dusseldorf.

GOAL! Austria 0-1 France | Maximilian Wober OG 38'

Monday 17 June 2024 20:43 , George Flood

The favourites are in front in Dusseldorf!

Shortly after Baumgartner misses that glorious opportunity at one end, France are in at the other.

Mbappe shows brilliant feet and trickery to glide past both Baumgartner and Mwene, clipping back a cross from the byline towards Griezmann that goes past Danso and is inadvertently headed into his own net by Wober.

A tough one to take for Austria with half-time looming.

Austria 0-0 France | 36 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:38 , George Flood

What a chance for Austria!

Great build-up play, with Gregoritsch swinging in a cross from the left that is deftly guided by Sabitzer into the path of Baumgartner.

Maignan rushes out to make a crucial intervention as the ball flies agonisingly wide.

Somehow Austria don’t end up with a corner.

Austria 0-0 France | 33 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:36 , George Flood

Mwene joins Wober in the book after bringing down Dembele.

The left side of that Austrian defence is now going to have to be very careful indeed for the rest of the evening - easier said than done against such a potent France attack.

Griezmann’s latest free-kick leads to a fast counter from Austria, but Laimer can’t fashion a chance.

Austria 0-0 France | 29 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:33 , George Flood

Both sides are unhappy with what they see as some inconsistency from Spanish referee Jesus Gil Manzano.

Danso completely blocks off Thuram, getting Deschamps and the rest of the French bench on their feet.

Austria 0-0 France | 26 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:29 , George Flood

A good contest this at the moment despite the lack of plentiful chances, being played at a good tempo and certainly not lacking in intensity.

Austria are working so hard out of possession, as Didier Deschamps knew they would.


Austria 0-0 France | 24 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:27 , George Flood

Austria make a crucial intervention to halt France at one end before Baumgartner skips into the box at the other but is eventually crowded out as a decent opening fizzles out.

They are certainly growing into this game, though.

Austria 0-0 France | 22 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:25 , George Flood

Mainz’s Phillipp Mwene is a decent outlet down the left for Austria, earning their first corner of the evening.

Nothing comes of it though.

Austria 0-0 France | 20 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:24 , George Flood

I think that’s Grillitsch down receiving some treatment for Austria now.

Rangnick’s side are beginning to get their foot on the ball here, but they have yet to even remotely trouble Maignan in the France goal.

Mbappe’s low effort touched wide by Pentz the only chance of this game so far.

Austria 0-0 France | 18 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:21 , George Flood

The attentive Rabiot seizes on a loose pass into midfield from Austria and surges forward on the counter.

He finds Griezmann, whose cross is blocked behind as he delays just a little too long.

Austria survive another corner.

Austria 0-0 France | 16 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:18 , George Flood

The first yellow card of the evening goes to Wober as he scythes down Dembele, who had cut in off the right flank and beaten Mwene.

Griezmann tries to find Mbappe with his angled free-kick delivery that ends up in the grateful arms of goalkeeper Pentz.

Austria 0-0 France | 12 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:15 , George Flood

France are really beginning to go through the gears early on here, with the speedy Hernandez at the heart of everything down that left flank.

His burning pace takes him to the byline and a superb low ball flashes across the six-yard box and safe.

That should have been a close-range tap-in for someone in white.

Austria 0-0 France | 8 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:11 , George Flood

An absolutely lethal break from France as they turn defence into attack in the blink of an eye, Hernandez felled by Posch.

The swift counter-attack continues as Spanish referee Jesus Gil Manzano plays advantage, with Mbappe speeding into the box as his low strike is pushed wide by Pentz.

The subsequent corner comes to nothing. But a real warning there for Austria.

Austria 0-0 France | 5 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:09 , George Flood

Hernandez comes racing forward with real speed for France, upended by Danso.

France are looking primarily for the head of Saliba from these early free-kicks, but again Danso stands firm to clear inside the box.

A positive start from Les Bleus as Mbappe looks to ask questions of Bologna defender Stefan Posch.


Austria 0-0 France | 2 mins

Monday 17 June 2024 20:04 , George Flood

Early probing from France - in white tonight with Austria in red - as midfield duo Kante and Rabiot try to release their more attack-minded colleagues down the left flank.

Austria looked very vulnerable there to a simple long ball over the top to Dembele.

Mbappe earns the first free-kick of the evening that is headed away by Danso inside the Austrian penalty area.

Austria vs France

Monday 17 June 2024 20:02 , George Flood

Underway in Dusseldorf!Can the favourites make an early statement against potential dark horses in Group D?

Austria vs France

Monday 17 June 2024 20:00 , George Flood

Two rousing national anthems - La Marseillaise is always a winner.

Moments away from kick-off in the second Group D fixture at Euro 2024!

The Netherlands currently have early control of the group after Wout Weghorst’s late winner to down Poland in Hamburg yesterday.

Austria vs France

Monday 17 June 2024 19:56 , George Flood

Here come the teams in Dusseldorf!

Kylian Mbappe and Marcel Sabitzer leading out their respective sides amid a cracking atmosphere in western Germany.

Monday 17 June 2024 19:47 , George Flood

Final preparations in Dusseldorf!

Both nations very well-represented at this tournament in the stands, as you might expect...


Didier Deschamps wary of Austria's 'intensity and pressure'

Monday 17 June 2024 19:43 , George Flood

France are the big favourites tonight of course, though head coach Didier Deschamps is wary of Austria’s sheer intensity after studying their recent performances very closely.

He said: "We've observed Austria's last four games. We have video analysis of what we'll be facing.

“What all those games had in common was intensity.

“Of course, they have quality and talent, but Austria's strength is the ability to apply intensity and pressure.

“And they use verticality well in how they play. This is the first game and we'll have to be focused.”


Austria opt for Pentz, Danso and Wober in bid to contain France

Monday 17 June 2024 19:24 , George Flood

Austria go with Brondby’s Patrick Pentz as their starting goalkeeper, rather than Heinz Lindner.

Kevin Danso and Maximilian Wober are also preferred to Philipp Lienhart and Gernot Trauner in central defence.

Otherwise it’s as expected from Ralf Rangnick, with stand-in captain Marcel Sabitzer the heartbeat of the side and Christoph Baumgartner the key creative threat.

Freiburg’s Michael Gregoritsch leads the line, with Marko Arnautovic on the bench.


Kylian Mbappe fit to lead France attack after flu virus

Monday 17 June 2024 19:14 , George Flood

So it seems like Kylian Mbappe will be playing through the middle alone for France tonight, rather than being part of a pair with the veteran Olivier Giroud.

But the Les Bleus captain will have able support in a formidable attack from Marcus Thuram, Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann.

Ex-Chelsea star N’Golo Kante is straight back in after his long international exile, with Adrien Rabiot his partner in midfield, rather than Eduardo Camavinga. Aurelien Tchouameni is named in the squad but surely won’t play tonight due to injury.

It’s Arsenal’s William Saliba who partners Dayot Upamecano at centre-back rather than Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate, with Theo Hernandez stepping up at left-back without injured brother Lucas and Barcelona’s Jules Kounde on the right.

AC Milan’s Mike Maignan is fully established now as France’s first-choice goalkeeper.


France lineup

Monday 17 June 2024 19:05 , George Flood

Starting XI: Maignan, Kounde, Saliba, Upamecano, Hernandez, Kante, Rabiot, Dembele, Griezmann, Thuram, Mbappe

Subs: Samba, Pavard, Mendy, Camavinga, Tchouameni, Giroud, Muani, Zaire Emery, Fofana, Coman, Clauss, Areola, Konate, Barcola

Austria lineup

Monday 17 June 2024 19:05 , George Flood

Starting XI: Pentz, Posch, Danso, Wober, Mwene, Seiwald, Grillitsch, Laimer, Sabitzer, Baumgartner, Gregoritsch

Subs: Lindner, Trauner, Arnautovic, Prass, Hedl, Querfeld, Lienhart, Kainz, Schmid, Daniliuc, Seidl, Wimmer, Weimann, Entrup, Grull

Monday 17 June 2024 18:56 , George Flood

Tonight’s venue, the 54,600-capacity Dusseldorf Arena - home of German second-division side Fortuna Dusseldorf.

This is the first Euro 2024 game to be held at the stadium, which will also host Slovakia vs Ukraine and Albania vs Spain during the group stage as well as a last-16 clash and one quarter-final tie.


Ralf Rangnick: Austria must be 'courageous' against favourites France

Monday 17 June 2024 18:34 , George Flood

Austria have made superb progress under ex-Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick, who reportedly rejected Bayern Munich last month in order to stay in his current post.

However, he is under no illusions about the scale of the challenge facing his side in Dusseldorf tonight.

"We're playing against one of the biggest, maybe the biggest, favourites of the tournament,” he said.

"We're playing against the world vice-champions and definitely the nation which has the best squad and best forwards.

"We need to play at our best level. It's crucial that we are courageous and convinced of our own strength."

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(Getty Images)

Kylian Mbappe shrugs off fitness concerns before France opener

Monday 17 June 2024 18:19 , George Flood

Kylian Mbappe has also shrugged off any fears over his fitness heading into Euro 2024.

There were whispers that the former PSG talisman may be suffering from a knock heading to Germany, where he was one of the France players suffering from a flu virus this week as he sat out training on Thursday.

However, Mbappe insists he is strong in both body and mind heading into a demanding summer that won’t include a desired stint at the Paris Olympics after all after such an option was ruled out by new club Real Madrid.

"What's most important isn't physical condition but mentality and I'm ready to give everything so that we win,” Mbappe said.

"I'd much rather have a good head on my shoulders than strong legs, but I think I have both.

"We'll see if my feet are also up to it. I'm fully invested in the task which has been assigned to us, which is winning the first game."


Kylian Mbappe ready to 'give everything' in bid for France glory

Monday 17 June 2024 18:10 , George Flood

Kylian Mbappe insists he is ready to fulfil any role for France this summer in order to ensure his side are victorious at Euro 2024.

There has been much debate about the composition of Les Bleus’ best attack with such an embarrassment of riches in that area.

But Real Madrid’s newest superstar says he will play anywhere to help his country succeed as he prepares to “give everything”, with the hot topic of his club future no longer a distraction.

"I discussed my role with the coach when I joined up with the squad,” he said.

"He said he might use me in different roles during the competition and to be ready.

“I said I've played in three different roles in my career and done well in all of them, so it's not a problem.

"I'm ready to give everything to help the team, whether it's up front, on the left or on the bench. I'll adapt."

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Predicted lineups

Monday 17 June 2024 17:56 , George Flood

Official team news from the Dusseldorf Arena should reach us in an hour or so, maybe slightly less.

But before then, let’s look at how Standard Sport sees both Didier Deschamps and opposite number Ralf Rangnick lining up tonight...

Predicted Austria XI: Linder; Posch, Lienhart, Trauner, Mwene; Laimer, Seiwald; Wimmer, Sabitzer, Baumgartner; Gregoritsch

Predicted France XI: Maignan; Kounde, Saliba, Upamecano, Hernandez; Kante, Camavinga; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud

Austria vs France prediction

Monday 17 June 2024 17:52 , George Flood

It’s a tough opening fixture for the French, who have previously needed time to properly kick into gear.

However, we’re backing them to get their campaign off on a winning note.

France to win, 2-1.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Austria team news

Monday 17 June 2024 17:49 , George Flood

Austria’s attempts to live up to their tag of potential dark horses at Euro 2024 have been hit by a couple of key injuries.

Influential captain David Alaba ruptured his ACL playing for Real Madrid in December and hasn’t featured since, never considered a possibility for this tournament.

However, the 31-year-old defender is still with the squad in Germany as a “non-playing captain” to offer support off the pitch.

Midfielder Xaver Schlager also suffered an ACL tear in action for RB Leipzig last month and was quickly ruled out of the Euros.

Most of Austria’s squad play their club football in Germany, with former Manchester United loanee Marcel Sabitzer standing in with the armband on the pitch.

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France team news

Monday 17 June 2024 17:41 , George Flood

France have been bothered by a flu bug in camp this week, but no one is expected to be ruled out by the virus tonight - including captain and talisman Kylian Mbappe, who sat out training on Thursday along with Kingsley Coman.

Didier Deschamps has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from, with Paris Saint-Germain defender Lucas Hernandez Les Bleus’ only major absence from this tournament.

Younger brother Theo of AC Milan should line up in defence this evening.

Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni will miss out tonight as he continues to recover from a stress fracture of the foot, though he could reportedly face the Netherlands in Leipzig on Friday.

Former Chelsea star N’Golo Kante, who now plays his club football in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ittihad, is back in the French squad after a surprise recall aged 33.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

How to watch Austria vs France

Monday 17 June 2024 17:31 , George Flood

TV channel: In the UK, Austria vs France will be broadcast live and free-to-air on ITV1. Coverage begins at 7:15pm BST.

Live stream: ITVX, which is free with a subscription, will provide a live stream service for fans online via the website and app.

Austria vs France live

Monday 17 June 2024 17:30 , George Flood

Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport’s latest live coverage from day four at Euro 2024.

While the Group E clash between Belgium and Slovakia is currently ongoing in Frankfurt, here our focus switches to the evening Group D contest in Dusseldorf, where much-fancied favourites France enter the fray against potential tournament dark horses Austria.

Kick-off at the Dusseldorf Arena is scheduled for 8pm BST. Keep it right here for all your match build-up, latest team news and live updates as Kylian Mbappe and Co look to make an early statement of intent.