Breaking: Denmark’s Christian Eriksen Collapses During Euro 2020 Match
Denmark and Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen collapsed to the ground in his country’s group opener against Finland on matchday two at the ongoing Euro 2020 competition.
The incident, which happened toward the 45th-minute mark, held up proceedings for over 10 minutes. English referee Anthony Taylor had immediately signaled to standby medics to rush to Eriksen’s aid after the player fell.
TV video shows the 29-year-old taking a few unstable steps before going to the ground rather helplessly. Players of both Denmark and Finland were unable to hide their fears and tears as medics tried to resuscitate Eriksen.
The Denmark team formed a circle around the medics as they attended to Eriksen, perhaps in a bid to shield worldwide cameras from catching their teammate in his vulnerable state.
UEFA has meanwhile suspended the game pending news of Eriksen’s health. It is not clear if the other Group B game between Russia and Belgium will also be suspended.
The official Twitter account of UEFA 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 at 19:45 CET [18:45 GMT]. The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised”.
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