EURO 2020: Christian Eriksen collapsed during game

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Christian Eriksen (29) suddenly fell during the EURO’s 2020 match between Denmark and Finland. He suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch – but is now in hospital in a stable condition undergoing further tests. According to the Danish FA (DBU)

– Christian Eriksen is awake, and his condition is still stable, the Danish Football Association writes on Twitter.

The match started again at 20.30 after being postponed for almost two hours, this happned after the players were informed that the condition of the Danish star is “okay”. UEFA wrote on Twitter that the decision was made after both teams’ players requested that the match be played on.

The TV cameras focused on Christian Eriksen out at the sideline. Left-back Joakim Mæhle was about to take a quick throw-in to Eriksen, who suddenly fell – and was left lying. The teammates flocked to, and it was quickly realized that this was serious. Eriksen lay lifeless on the grass in the stadium, and the medical personnel rushed onto the field. They started chest compressions while his teammates lined up around the playmaker to prevent access from TV cameras and those in the stadium.

(Photo: Screenshot/BBC/UEFA) Girlfriend Sabrina Kvist Jensen is comforted by Simon Kjær

After being treated on the field for about ten minutes, Eriksen was transported off the field on a stretcher with teammates and medical personnel around him. Girlfriend Sabrina Kvist Jensen was down on the pitch and was comforted by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and captain Simon Kjær.

This picture shows that he had open eyes when he was carried out:

The reactions after the terrible incident have not been long in coming from politicians & football pundits, and many are naturally shocked by what they see.

The game ended with Finland winning 1-0. Denmark face Belgium on Thursday with Finland facing Russia on Wednesday in St. Petersburg.

Written by: Craig Tait

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