When Christian Eriksen fell unconscious after collapsing on the pitch during the Euro 2020 match, his pulse slipped, the Danish team doctor Morten Boesen quickly realized that there was no moment to lose.
“She was breathing, I could feel her pulse. “But suddenly that changed.” “And as everyone saw, we started giving him CPR.”
The next 10 minutes were the worst ever in a European Football Championship match.
Several medics were working properly to give Eriksen chest compression while his teammates were choking on tears, they formed a circle around the midfielder to protect the scene from the public eye.
And finally, the formidable silence around Parken Stadium was replaced by mass applause.
“The help came very quickly from the rest of the medical team, the rest of the staff, and with their cooperation we did what we had to do. We were able to bring Christian back. ”
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After being taken to a hospital in Copenhagen on Saturday night, Eriksen was awake and in a stable condition, according to the Danish Football Federation.
Just before the middle of the game, the midfielder fell face down on the ground. His teammates, the players from Finland, the referee immediately made a gesture of help, the doctors rushed to the field.
Eriksen’s partner Sabrina Kvist Jensen came on the pitch, comforted by Denmark captain Simon Kjaer and goalkeeper Casper Schmeichel.
The Finnish players huddled near their benches and eventually left the pitch while the Inter Milan midfielder was still undergoing treatment.
Eventually, Eriksen was applauded and his teammates walked beside the stretcher.
Inter Milan doctor Piero Volpi told the Associated Press that Eriksen had never been infected with COVID-19, did not have the medical conditions he was aware of and had passed all medical tests without problems, from Tottenham Hotspur to the club. from the moment of entry.
“But we will talk about it when the time is right,” Volpin Eriksen said of his medical history. “The most important thing now is for him to recover.”
“I shed a few tears because I was thinking about his family”
“I spend more time with him than I do with my family”
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Finland scored in the 60th minute oh oh Pohyanpalo, and goalkeeper Lukas Hradekki scored from the penalty spot.
But in the end, the result seemed like a further thought.
“Of course you can not play a game with such feelings,” said Danish coach Casper Hulmand.
“What we tried to do was incredible. “It’s unbelievable that the players managed to get out on the pitch and try to play the second half.”
UEFA said that both teams had held a state of emergency meeting before making a decision before continuing the game. The players came out on the field with huge applause when they started warming up for the second time.
Hulmand said the teams were given the opportunity to finish the game on Saturday or resume on Sunday.
“The players did not imagine that they would not be able to sleep tonight and then have to sit down tomorrow, take the bus and play a game,” said Hulmand. “Frankly, it was best to end it.”
Eriksen is one of the biggest stars in Denmark, և the incident immediately caused a sense of shock at the “Parken” stadium, where about 15,000 fans were in a peaceful silence.
Some supporters could be seen crying and hugging in the stands.
how fans: While waiting for updates in the stadium, supporters of Finland started chanting “Christian!” Christian “, to which the Danish fans at that time answered:” Eriksen! Eriksen. “
Then there was a huge uproar from all the supporters when the stadium host said that Eriksen was “stable and awake”.
The incident brought back memories of other players who collapsed on the pitch, including Mark-Vivien Foen and Fabrice Muamba.
Foé died while playing in Cameroon at the 2003 Confederations Cup in France, and Muamba needed CPR in 2012 when he collapsed in a game against Bolton և Tottenham at White Hart Lane in north London.
Muamba, who has fully recovered, wrote “Please God” Twitter: as Eriksen was taken to hospital.