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Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Mbappé Feeling 'a Bit Better' after Facial Injury, France Teammate Saliba Says

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, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/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, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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Mbappé Feeling 'a Bit Better' after Facial Injury, France Teammate Saliba Says

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, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/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, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

France striker Kylian Mbappé is feeling a “bit better,” teammate William Saliba said Wednesday, ahead of undergoing more tests on a facial injury sustained in the team’s opening game of the European Championship.
Mbappé was hurt during the 1-0 win against Austria on Monday and will have to wear a face mask if he plays on at the tournament.
France's next match is against the Netherlands on Friday and the team has yet to officially confirm whether Mbappé is available.
“I saw him this morning, he was a bit better,” Saliba said through a translator at a news conference in Paderborn. "I think he was off to do more tests. I don’t know anything more.
“But when I saw him this morning he was a bit better.”
Mbappé does not require immediate surgery, the French soccer federation has said.



Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Saudi Youth Handball Team Faces Bahrain in Asian Championship after Defeating Hong Kong

Photo by SPA
Photo by SPA
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Saudi Youth Handball Team Faces Bahrain in Asian Championship after Defeating Hong Kong

Photo by SPA
Photo by SPA

The Saudi youth handball team started their journey in the 18th Asian Youth Handball Championship with a resounding victory. Competing against Hong Kong, the Saudi team emerged triumphant with an impressive scoreline of 45-19.
The match took place on Monday during the second round of Group A, in the preliminary stage of the championship, which is being hosted in Jordan until July 25, 2024, SPA reported.
From the beginning, the Saudi team displayed dominance, leading the first half with a score of 23-7. They continued their commanding performance in the second half, securing a remarkable victory with a 26-goal margin.
In the upcoming match of the third round in Group A, scheduled for tomorrow at 1:45 PM, the Saudi youth handball team will face Bahrain. This encounter will determine the group winner and runner-up.