Josko Gvardiol with a face mask in the World Cup looks strange but he wore for it a reason. Croatian defender Josko just wanted to protect his face and possible head injury.

Josko Gvardiol, who hails from Croatia, is a name that stands out among the others on the list of wearing a mask. Because his face was covered with a black mask during the match, the teenage defender playing for the team that finished in second place in the last competition stood out the most on the field.

People on social media were left wondering why the football player, who was only 20, was seen wearing a black shield because of his appearance.

Many European teams, including Barcelona, Manchester City, and Chelsea, have recently expressed interest in signing the talented RB Leipzig defender.

Why Is Josko Gvardiol Wearing A Face Mask?

Josko Gvardiol, one of the significant center backs for RB Leipzig, got an awful injury on November 10.

The injury happened during a match in the Bundesliga between RB Leipzig and SC Freiburg. The match was played in Leipzig.

Josko Gvardiol sustained a face injury during his game.
Josko Gvardiol sustained a face injury during his game. ( Source : croatiaweek )

In the seventeenth minute of the match, he was involved in a collision with his colleague Willi Orban, which resulted in the center-back sustaining terrible damage to his face as a consequence of the collision. He cut his nose, which resulted in a bloody mess for him to clean up. In point of fact, after the game's conclusion, he was also transported to the hospital.

After the fact, it was disclosed in an official statement that Gvardiol was scheduled to miss the league game. Still, regrettably, his teammate Abdou Diallo also hurt himself as they were warming up.

Gvardiol played against Canada with a face mask on.
Gvardiol played against Canada with a face mask on. ( Source : theguardian )

Gvardiol discovered that he had fractured his nose two weeks before the beginning of the FIFA World Cup after having scans done at the hospital. As a result, he would be required to wear a face mask for protection during the tournament.

His eye is also enlarged as a result of the injuries he sustained.

In the end, Croatia's match against Morocco in Group F resulted in a scoreless tie. Croatia's next match is scheduled to take place against Canada on Sunday, November 27, at 11 a.m.

Gvardiol Is Not The Only Player Sporting A Face Mask

Josko Gvardiol is not the only player to wear a face mask at this year's FIFA World Cup.

On the pitch, numerous additional players were wearing face masks. Ellyes Skhiri of Tunisia, Ali Beiranvand of Iran, and Son Heung Min of South Korea are three of the most renowned players in this group.

Each of these athletes wears a face mask for reasons that are comparable to one another.

Ali Beiranvand is sporting a face mask since he was involved in a nasty collision with his teammate Majid Hosseini during Iran's 6-2 loss to England.
Ali Beiranvand is sporting a face mask since he was involved in a nasty collision with his teammate Majid Hosseini during Iran's 6-2 loss to England. ( Source : thesun )

Ali Beiranvand is sporting a face mask since he was involved in a nasty collision with his teammate Majid Hosseini during Iran's 6-2 loss to England. The incident resulted in severe head injuries for both players.

During the first half, the Iranian star tried to claim a cross when his nose was bloodied. However, the physios somehow gave him the OK to continue playing when he had a bloody nose.

Ellyes Skhiri, who fractured his cheekbone in late October, is also protecting his face with a mask.
Ellyes Skhiri, who fractured his cheekbone in late October, is also protecting his face with a mask. ( Source : thesun )

Ellyes Skhiri, who fractured his cheekbone in late October, also protects his face with a mask because he is determined to compete in the World Cup despite the injury.

While his cheekbone is healing, wearing a mask will shield it, preventing it from suffering any more harm while he is on the field of play.

Son is using a face mask as protective gear in order to screen the eye area from further discomfort.
Son is using a face mask as protective gear in order to screen the eye area from further discomfort. ( Source : kreedon )

The same thing happened when Son Heung Min clashed with a player from Marseille named Chancel Mbemba. The great player sustained several fractures to his eye socket on the left side of his face. Because of the extent of the damage to Son's eye, surgery was required.

Son uses a face mask as protective gear to screen the eye area from further discomfort.