Christian Eriksen collapses during Denmark vs Finland, Euro 2020 match suspended
Jun 13 2021
A huge roar then went up from all supporters when the stadium announcer said Eriksen was "stable and awake". Eriksen was given chest compressions as his Denmark teammates stood around him in a shielding wall for privacy.
The Danish Football Association has confirmed via Twitter that Christian Eriksen is awake and has been sent for more tests at a local hospital.
The UEFAEuro 2020 account tweeted: "Following the medical emergency involving Denmark's player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated shortly".
Play came to a halt just before half-time as Eriksen, without any players around him, dropped to the ground.
UEFA says both teams have chose to complete the game even though Christian Eriksen was taken to a hospital after collapsing on the field near the end of the first half.
Medics treated Eriksen on the pitch for 15 minutes before he was eventually carried off to a loud ovation, with his teammates walking next to the stretcher.
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.
The referees, along with the Finland players, walked off the field while Denmark players stayed until Erikson was carried off. On-field treatment lasted about 10 minutes.
During the delay, fans of both teams chanted Eriksen's name.
Get well soon Christian Eriksen.
Players on the field and fans in the stands looked distraught during the ordeal with fans attempting to rally in applause to support the player, but it would quickly die down as the concern grew.
Amazingly the game will be finished tonight with the match set to resume at 19:30 GMT.