Denmark star midfielder Christian Eriksen received urgent medical attention after collapsing on the field during the first half of a UEFA Euro 2020 match against Finland on Saturday in Copenhagen.
Medical staff immediately rushed the field and performed CPR in an attempt to resuscitate Eriksen. Denmark players formed a circle around the medical staff in a bid for privacy.
UEFA announced Eriksen, 29, has been transferred to an area hospital and has been stabilized.
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 at 19:45 CET.
The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.
— UEFA (@UEFA) June 12, 2021
Eriksen walked toward the sideline as the ball was the thrown in his direction during the 43rd minute. He then fell to the ground, prompting teammates Martin Braithwaite and Thomas Delaney to rush to his side while referee Anthony Taylor immediately blew the whistle to stop play.
UEFA later announced the match has been suspended due to medical emergency.
Eriksen plays for Italian club Inter Milan.
–Field Level Media
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