ISTRA, Russia – French forward Kylian Mbappe left on Tuesday his national soccer squad’s practice session after sustaining an ankle injury at the hands of teammate Adil Rami just days ahead of France’s FIFA World Cup debut in Russia.
The Paris Saint-Germain star suffered a blow to his left ankle and had to leave the training area in Istra, a Russian town outside of Moscow where “Les Bleus” have their home base for this year’s World Cup.
The tackle injury took place during a test match held by the French team and open to the public.
Although there is no official information on the extent of the injury, Rami said on social media networks that it was minor.
France, which is matched in Group C with Australia, Peru and Denmark, will begin this year’s World Cup play against the Australians – known as the “Socceroos” – on June 16.