It has been a rather eventful summer for World Cup winner Kylian Mbappé, first he got a new teammate at PSG with the arrival of Lionel Messi, and until the transfer window closed yesterday, he was the subject of a high-profile move to Real Madrid that did not materialize.
Kylian Mbappé was with the French national team and partook in their UEFA World Cup qualification clash against Bosnia and Herzegovina which ended 1-1. France, the current World champions, sit in first place of Group D, four points ahead of their next rival Ukraine. Now Didier Deschamps will be without his star player for the next two matches against Ukraine and Finland.
Mbappé was preparing to play a big role in all three games but now was forced to leave the group and return to his club. Why is Kylian Mbappé not with France for their games against Ukraine and Finland? Find out here.
Kylian Mbappé injury
Kylian Mbappé had to leave the French national team due to an injury in his calf muscle, which the forward felt near the end of the game against Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to L’Équipe, Mbappé had an MRI scan that did not reveal a serious injury, but the French national team does not want to push the issue and okayed a return to PSG.
While the loss of Mbappé is a blow to France it should not be detrimental as the team is stacked with some of the best players in the World and should earn six points against Ukraine and Finland. Mbappé has 49 caps and 17 goals for France and is a 2018 World Cup winner.