Euro 2020, Denmark, Christian Eriksen

Euro 2020, Denmark

Football: Denmark's Christian Eriksen collapses on pitch in Euro 2020 game

Football: Denmark's Christian Eriksen collapses on pitch in Euro 2020 game

12/6/2021 8:31:00 PM

Football: Denmark 's Christian Eriksen collapses on pitch in Euro 2020 game

COPENHAGEN: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed while playing and was given CPR by medics during his side's Euro 2020 soccer match with ...

BookmarkCOPENHAGEN: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed while playing and was given CPR by medics during his side's Euro 2020 soccer match with Finland on Saturday (Jun 12), and the game has been suspended.A Reuters photographer at the game saw Eriksen raise his hand as he was carried from the pitch on a stretcher.

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Eriksen collapsed suddenly in the 42nd minute of the match while running near the left touchline.AdvertisementAdvertisementTeammates Martin Braithwaite and Thomas Delaney rushed to assist him, with Delaney beckoning furiously for medical assistance.The midfielder's teammates formed a ring around him as medics pumped his chest just before halftime in their Group B clash with the Finns.

Both teams subsequently left the field with officials holding up sheets to hide the stricken player from view."The UEFA EURO 2020 match in Copenhagen has been suspended due to a medical emergency," UEFA said in a short statement.Advertisement headtopics.com

AdvertisementAbout half an hour later, the organisation tweeted that Eriksen"has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised"."A crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials," it added.The previously raucous crowd at the Parken Stadium in the Danish capital fell silent after the 29-year-old fell to the ground near the end of the opening period, with his teammates gathering around him.

After around 15 minutes Eriksen was stretchered off the field followed by the rest of the Denmark team, while Finland's players also left the pitch.The fans in the stadium, who were celebrating the chance to see their national team again live at the stadium, sat silently in their seats waiting for news of Eriksen's condition to filter through.

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