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Christian Eriksen collapses in Denmark vs Finland Euro 2020 match


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.

After he collapsed, Eriksen’s Danish teammates formed a wall around him to protect the Inter Milan star from view as he was receiving treatment.
Players from both teams, as well as fans in the stadium, were visibly distressed as Eriksen was being attended to by medics.
“The UEFA EURO 2020 match in Copenhagen has been suspended due to a medical emergency,” UEFA said in an earlier tweet.

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.

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.

“Following the medical emergency involving Denmark’s player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET,” European football’s ruling body UEFA said in a statement on Twitter.
The 29-year-old midfielder currently plays club football for Inter Milan, moving to the Serie A side in 2020 after seven years with Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League.

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