Christian Eriksen has been stabilised and is awake at a Copenhagen hospital after collapsing during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game with Finland.
The 29-year-old required CPR from medical personnel on the field after falling to the ground unchallenged towards the end of the first half.
Eriksen’s Danish teammates, Finland’s players and all those in attendance were understandably distraught as medical teams attempted to resuscitate him on the field, before he was placed onto a stretcher and taken to a local hospital.
UEFA announced shortly after the game had been suspended, and a further update has provided the news that everybody around the world wanted to hear – Eriksen’s condition has been stabilised. Denmark have also released a tweet confirming he is awake and awaiting further tests.
Both teams and match officials have held what’s been described as a crisis meeting, with further information due to be released publicly at 19:45 CET. As it stands, the match has not been postponed entirely, but instead suspended.
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