Kylian Mbappé’s Euro 2024 injury concerns allayed

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Kylian Mbappé is expected to be fit for the start of Euro 2024 despite rumoured injury concerns.

The new Real Madrid star scored in France’s first warm-up friendly, securing a 3-0 win over Luxembourg, but he will not play tonight against Canada.

Mbappé’s lack of match action has triggered concern that he could be a risk for France’s opening game of the competition against Austria on 17 June.

However, a muscle injury in his back is not serious, and sources from L’Equipe have confirmed his absence is based on a precaution.

Mbappé is increasing his participation in training and will start against Austria unless a major change occurs.

Didier Deschamps is still assessing his options for a starting XI call against Austria, with Mbappé forming part of a thrilling front four.

Atlético Madrid playmaker Antoine Griezmann is set for a No. 10/midfield hybrid role, alongside Olivier Giroud and Mbappé, with one spot still available in Deschamps’ plans.