UEFA says the Danish midfielder has “stabilized” after being taken to hospital after suddenly collapsing on the pitch.
Danish Christian Eriksen was conscious in hospital, officials said, after his sudden collapse at Parken Stadium during his country’s Euro-2020 match against Finland.
UEFA, the governing body of the football tournament, said in a Twitter post that the 29-year-old was “taken to hospital and stabilized” after the incident in Copenhagen on Saturday. The Danish football body announced on Twitter that Eriksen is “conscious” and is undergoing tests.
It was not immediately clear what caused Eriksen to collapse.
The score was initially suspended, but UEFA, the tournament’s governing body, later announced that it would resume at 18:00 Greenwich Mean Time. On the 30th after “a request made by the players of both teams”.
Eriksen, not coming into contact, fell to the ground at the end of the first half, during the Group B collision, near the edge line. Teammates Martin Braithwaite և Thomas Delaney rushed to his aid, furiously calling for medical help.
The attacking midfielder, who plays for the Italian club “Inter”, was immediately surrounded by medical staff, who started pushing his chest, when excited teammates formed a circle around him.
About 15 minutes later, Eriksen was stretched out on the pitch, followed by his other teammates, and the Finnish players also left the pitch.
Around 15,000 fans in the stadium sat silently in their seats, then sang the Danish national anthem and shouted “Christian Eriksen” as they waited for news of the player.
The dramatic scenes prompted him support outflow from both footballers and fans on social media.
Later, the stadium announcers said that the last minutes of the first half would be played, then after a short break, the second half.
Finland’s El Oel Ohopanlo scored in the 60th minute in a row, giving his country a victory.
After the last whistle, Denmark coach Casper Hulmand said that his team made great efforts to end the match.
“What the players did was incredible. “I could not be more proud,” said Hulmand. “The players are exhausted, emotionally exhausted.
“We had two options. To end the match today or to play tomorrow afternoon. Everyone wanted to play today. The players were convinced they could not sleep, so it was better to say, ‘Let’s do it now.’
Hulmand said that he had talked to Eriksen և his family և added: “We were all reminded of the most important thing in life – health. Have close people around you. All our thoughts are with Christian և his family. ”