Christian Eriksen collapsed and received CPR on the pitch as Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 match against Finland was suspended just before half-time.
Inter Milan player Eriksen, 29, dropped 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.
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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 seemed conscious as he was stretchered off by medics, after several minutes of medical attention.
UEFA released a statement concerning the incident shortly after the incident saying, “Following the medical emergency for Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET. The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised”.
The Denmark national team also released a statement, confirming the player’s consciousness.
“Christian Eriksen is AWAKE and is undergoing further examinations at Rigshospitalet”