Christian Eriksen collapses during Denmark vs Finland, Euro 2020 match suspended

Clay Curtis
June 13, 2021

After the pitch emptied, a video board in the stadium relayed updates on Eriksen's condition, and on the match's status, to fans.

His Danish team-mates formed a shield around him as the medics provided treatment, before white sheets were held up around him to provide privacy.

"Christian Eriksen is awake and is undergoing further tests" at the hospital, the Danish Football Union said on Twitter, after the player was carried off the field after receiving CPR by medical personnel.

The player collapsed on the pitch towards the end of the first half of Denmark's opening Euro 2020 game in Copenhagen against Finland. The Danish soccer federation says Eriksen is awake.

It has been confirmed by UEFA that the game in Copenhagen has been suspended due to a medical emergency.

The game was initially suspended before it was later restarted after a delay of more than 90 minutes, with Finland winning 1-0.

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After around 15 minutes, Eriksen was stretchered off the field followed by the rest of his teammates, while Finland's players also left the pitch.

Uefa said a crisis meeting had taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated.

The traumatic scenes would have been watched by millions around the world and there was an outpouring of support and prayers for the 29-year-old.

Get well soon Christian Eriksen. The players came back out onto the field to a huge ovation as they started warming up for a second time. Halftime was shortened to five minutes before play resumed again, as did Denmark's dominance of the match.

In the stadium, an incredible act of solidarity happened as the two sets of opposing supporters both chanted Eriksen's name out of respect for the playmaker.

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