EURO 2024: Why Mbappe may not be allowed to use a personalised mask

EURO 2024: Why Mbappe may not be allowed to use a personalised mask

France striker Kylian Mbappe wore a personalized mask at training on Thursday as he prepared to play in his team’s second Euro 2024 game against the Netherlands with a fractured nose.

The mask, which Mbappe struggled to put on initially, featured the colours of the French flag—blue, white, and red. It also had his initials on one side and his jersey number 10, flanked by two stars representing France’s World Cup wins and the national rooster emblem.

Mbappe was injured in a collision with Austria’s Kevin Danso in Monday’s 1-0 win, putting his future at the tournament at risk. However, France manager Didier Deschamps confirmed he was recovering well and is set to face the Dutch in Group D on Friday.

However the 25-year-old could get in trouble for wearing the facemask in blue-white-red colours. Here’s why.

according to Article 42 of the UEFA equipment regulations: “Medical equipment worn on the playing field must be of a single colour and must not allow the team or manufacturer to be identified.”

Therefore, he will not be allowed to play with this mask, but he can if he chooses a single colour.

According to RMC Sport, Mbappe received other masks, some of which were plain, which he could wear at the Euros. However, during France’s training session on Thursday, the French Football Federation hadn’t validated the equipment – but that will be sorted on Friday.

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