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Why Some Football Players Wear Face Masks At The World Cup

Protective face masks are by now a relatively common sight in football matches. They help football players with facial injuries to keep competing. The masks are worn by footballers who have suffered an injury to their face in a previous match. The structure is specifically designed to protect the player's face. The masks are intented to cover and protect a laceration or unstable part of the face.

Typically, they are used to guard against further injury to lacerations, that is chin or lip, or fractures to the nose or cheekbone. They also protect the eyes and nose from flying kicks and other hazards on the field. Croatian player Josko Gvardiol is not the only one at the world Cup who has been sporting a face mask. Other players include South Korean star Son, he wore the mask in the opener against Uruguay and kept it for the subsequent group games against Ghana and Portugal.

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