By Ivy Sarkar 03.12.22
Wondering why players are wearing face masks on the pitches in Qatar.
Their masked was drawn comparison to Batman and Hannibal lector and it is not a fashion statement
The masks are hi-tech protective devices made from mateials like polycarbonate.
They protect the players who have sustained facial injuries ensuring they can play on without risking further damage
Croatia's Joska Gvardiol and South Korea's Son Heung-min were seen wearing these distinctive masks
Croatia's primary defender suffered a horrified injury in a match. Later a scan revealed he had severely broken his nose
In order to protect his face from further damage, Josko decided to wear a face mask
An On-filed collision during the Champions League Son Heung-min was fractured his eye-socket
He then prompted him to wear a black fibre mask
The Iran's goalkeeper also masked up after sustaining a facial injury against England
Masks aren't common sight in football, a high profile players are sporting then at the games to protect themselves from further injury