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Denmark midfielder Eriksen collapses during EURO match, game suspended

Christian Eriksen suddenly falls to ground during Finland match; later reported to be 'stabilized' and conscious in hospital

Can Erozden   | 12.06.2021
Denmark midfielder Eriksen collapses during EURO match, game suspended

ANKARA 

The collapse on the football pitch of Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen during a Saturday EURO 2020 match against Finland prompted officials to suspend the match, with the player taken to hospital.

In hospital, Eriksen was “stabilized,” UEFA said in a tweet. Eriksen is “conscious,” the Danish body also said on Twitter.

"The UEFA EURO 2020 match in Copenhagen has been suspended due to a medical emergency," UEFA said on Twitter.

Near the end of the first half at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Eriksen seemed to pass out while trying to get control of the ball.

Medical staff rushed to the pitch to give cardiac massage to the 29-year-old Inter Milan star.

Following their efforts, Eriksen was put on a stretcher to exit the Group B match.

When he was put in an oxygen mask on the stretcher, he could be seen putting his left hand on his forehead.

The Danish team formed a ring around him to block people from taking pictures or video.

"All of our thoughts are with Christian Eriksen and his family," tweeted Tottenham Hotspur, one of his former clubs.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Christian," his ex-team Ajax said.

Eriksen is a Denmark regular, scoring 36 goals in 108 international caps for his nation.

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