Denmark’s Christian Eriksen collapses, receives CPR as Euro 2020 game with Finland suspended


Denmark’s Euro 2020 Group B game with Finland was suspended just before half-time after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field as he went to take a throw-in.

Eriksen was walking towards the sideline and was clearly struggling to make his way across. As the ball was thrown in his direction, it hit him and he fell to the ground. Teammates Martin Braithwaite and Thomas Delaney rushed to assist him, with Delaney beckoning furiously for medical assistance.

Medics ran on to the field to help the Inter Milan midfielder as he lay stricken on the ground with his Denmark teammates in clear distress.

Eriksen received medical attention on the field for 10 minutes with players from both sides looking on with concern as CPR was administered.

The match was officially postponed due to a medical emergency on 43 minutes with the score at 0-0.

“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 7:45 p.m. CET (1.45 p.m. ET),” a UEFA statement read. “The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.”

Denmark confirmed in a statement that Eriksen had been taken to a Copenhagen hospital for further examination.

Information from Reuters was used in this report





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