France striker Kylian Mbappe reveals he is ‘100 percent fit’ to face Australia on Saturday despite injury scare
- Kylian Mbappe fit to play full part in France’s World Cup opener versus Australia
- The striker suffered an injury scare in training following a tackle from Adil Rami
- Mbappe, who has four goals for his country so far, is ready for his first World Cup
The 19-year-old cut short his training session Tuesday after a challenge from behind by central defender Adil Rami. Mbappe fell following the heavy contact and stayed on the ground for several moments.
Mbappe said Wednesday it was just a scare and maintained he is ‘100 percent fit.’ He said he wanted to carry on training but was advised to go off as a precaution.
France striker Kylian Mbappe insists that he is ‘100 per cent’ fit for the game against Australia
Mbappe scored France’s equalizing goal against the United States in a friendly last Saturday for his fourth international goal in 15 appearances.
Mbappe suffered an injury scare on training as his ankle was hurt after an Adil Rami challenge
Mbappe has scored four goals across the 15 senior appearances he has made for France so far
MOST GOALS FOR FRANCE OUT OF WORLD CUP SQUAD
Olivier Giroud – 31 goals
Antoine Griezmann – 20 goals
Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi – 9 goals
Kylian Mbappe – 4 goals
Eager to impress at his first World Cup, Mbappe goes into the tournament having scored 21 goals in 44 games during his maiden season at Paris Saint-Germain.
In addition to Australia, France will also take on Peru and Denmark in Group C.
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