Christian Eriksen fell to the ground and was unconscious during Denmark – Finland in EURO 2020.
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There is huge concern for the health of Eriksen, 29, as the Danish star was led on the ground and was unresponsive.
UEFA have now confirmed that Eriksen has been ‘stabilized’ and transferred to hospital, as the game will now kick off at 2:30pm ET.
Here is the original statement from UEFA in full:
“Following the request made by players of both teams, UEFA has agreed to restart the match between Denmark and Finland tonight at 20:30 CET (TBC). The last four minutes of the first half will be played, there will then be a 5-minute half-time break followed by the second half.
“The match has been suspended due to a medical emergency which involved Denmark’s Christian Eriksen. The player in now in hospital and in a stable condition. UEFA wishes Christian Eriksen a full and speedy recovery and wishes to thank both teams for their exemplary attitude. Tonight’s UEFA EURO 2020 match between Belgium and Russia will go ahead at 21.00 CET as planned.”
The Danish FA have confirmed that Eriksen is ‘awake’ and is set for further examinations at hospital.
In the first half the game was stopped and Denmark players stood around and sheltered Eriksen as he received treatment on the pitch.
Players from Denmark and Finland were in tears, as the stadium in Copenhagen fell silent.
The officials walked off the pitch along with the Finland squad, as Denmark’s players stayed on the pitch to shield Eriksen from view.
Eriksen was then carried off the pitch and the game was suspended by UEFA.
Fans stood in Copenhagen in disbelief and the soccer world prayed for Eriksen.
Christian Eriksen collapses during Denmark – Finland; game to restart originally appeared on NBCSports.com