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Christian Eriksen collapses in Denmark vs Finland Euro 2020 match

  • June 12, 2021

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen has been “stabilised” after being taken to hospital following his sudden collapse on the pitch of Parken Stadium during his country’s Euro 2020 game against Finland.

UEFA, the football tournament’s ruling body, said in a Twitter post the 29-year-old “has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised” after Saturday’s incident in Copenhagen. Denmark’s football body said on Twitter Eriksen was “conscious” and undergoing tests.

The incident prompted the suspension of the scoreless match, but authorities later said the match would resume at 18:30 GMT.

Eriksen fell to the ground, free of contact, near the sideline late in the first half.

The attacking midfielder, who plays for Italian club Inter Milan, was immediately surrounded by medical staff who began pumping his chest as distraught teammates formed a ring around him.

Some of Christian Eriksen’s teammates broke down in tears [Friedemann Vogel/Reuters]

After about 15 minutes, Eriksen was stretchered off the field followed by the rest of his teammates, while Finland’s players also left the pitch.

Eriksen is carried off the pitch [Friedemann Vogel/Reuters]

The 16,000 fans in the stadium sat silently in their seats waiting for news of Eriksen’s condition to filter through.

Later on, stadium announcers said that the final minutes of the first half would be played, then following a short break, the second half.

Fans watched in shock as medics pumped the Danish player’s chest [Hannah Mckay/Reuters]

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