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Euro 2024: FRA Suffer Kylian Mbappe Injury Scare - In Pics

Kylian Mbappe suffered a facial injury and was replaced as France beat Austria 1-0 in its opening game of the European Championship. The striker, involved in the first-half goal, clashed heads with Austria's Kevin Danso late in the Group D game at Dusseldorf Arena on Monday. He was in obvious pain as he lay curled on the grass, prompting Austria goalkeeper Patrick Pentz to signal for medical attention. Mbappe received treatment and his shirt was covered with blood from what appeared to be a blow to his nose. He tried to play on but quickly fell to the ground, holding his face and prompting whistles and jeers from Austria's fans, who seemed to believe he was time-wasting as France held on for the win.

UEFA Euro 2024: Austria vs France, Kylian Mbappe suffered a facial injury | Photo: AP/Alessandra Tarantino

Kylian Mbappe of France receives a treatment after suffering an injury during a Group D match between Austria and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Christoph Baumgartner colides with France goalkeeper
Christoph Baumgartner colides with France goalkeeper | Photo: AP/Andreea Alexandru

Austria's Christoph Baumgartner colides with France goalkeeper Mike Maignan during a Group D match between Austria and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Nicolas Seiwald challenges for the ball with NGolo Kante
Nicolas Seiwald challenges for the ball with N'Golo Kante | Photo: AP/Frank Augstein

Austria's Nicolas Seiwald, left, challenges for the ball with N'Golo Kante of France during a Group D match between Austria and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Nicolas Seiwald  challenges Antoine Griezmann
Nicolas Seiwald challenges Antoine Griezmann | Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

Austria's Nicolas Seiwald, right, challenges Antoine Griezmann of France during a Group D match between Austria and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Referee Jesus Gil Manzano talks to Christoph Baumgartner
Referee Jesus Gil Manzano talks to Christoph Baumgartner | Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

Referee Jesus Gil Manzano of Spain, right, talks to Austria's Christoph Baumgartner during a Group D match between Austria and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Kylian Mbappe holds his nose after suffering an injury
Kylian Mbappe holds his nose after suffering an injury | Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

Kylian Mbappe of France holds his nose after suffering an injury during a Group D match between Austria and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Kevin Danso challenges for the ball with Kylian Mbappe
Kevin Danso challenges for the ball with Kylian Mbappe | Photo: AP/Alessandra Tarantino

Austria's Kevin Danso, left, challenges for the ball with Kylian Mbappe of France during a Group D match between Austria and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Kevin Danso and Kylian Mbappe
Kevin Danso and Kylian Mbappe Photo: AP/Hassan Ammar

Austria's Kevin Danso, left, challenges Kylian Mbappe of France during a Group D match between Austria and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe | Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

Austria's Kevin Danso, right, challenges Kylian Mbappe of France during a Group D match between Austria and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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France fan cheers for the team
France fan cheers for the team Photo: AP/Alessandra Tarantino

A France fan cheers for the team prior to a Group D match between Austria and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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