Christian Eriksen ‘stable’ after collapsing at Euro 2020

News Desk

Christian Eriksen ‘has been stabilised’ after receiving CPR on the pitch during Denmark’s Euro 2020 game against Finland in Copenhagen.

Inter Milan player Eriksen collapsed to the ground at the Parken Stadium shortly before half-time, leaving players from both teams in clear distress.

English referee Anthony Taylor called medics on to the pitch and Eriksen underwent prolonged treatment.

A tweet from UEFA confirmed the Group B match had been suspended due to a medical emergency.

Team-mates formed a shield around the former Tottenham man, while fans inside the stadium were clearly stunned by the incident, with some pictured in tears.

Eriksen fell to the floor after rushing to receive a throw-in close to the corner flag deep in Finland’s half of the field.

The 29-year-old collapsed face first as the ball hit his knee, with nearby players immediately signalling for urgent medical assistance.

A medic was seen performing compressions on Eriksen’s chest.

The BBC, who were showing the game live, cut back to the studio before coverage of the match ended as the decision to halt play was made.

UEFA later confirmed Eriksen had been transferred to hospital and stabilised.

The Danish FA subsequently issued a statement to say that Eriksen is awake and undergoing tests in hospital.

‘Christian Eriksen is awake and is for further examination at Rigshospitalet,’ it read. ‘The match has been temporarily postponed. New announcement arrives at 7:45 p.m CET.’

Tottenham, who Eriksen played for between 2013 and 2020 before moving to Italy, were among those to show support for the player on social media.

“All of our thoughts are with Christian Eriksen and his family,” read a tweet from the London club.

UEFA issued a further statement to confirm that the match would be completed tonight.

When the game restarted, Finland won 1-0.