Christian Eriksen: Danish midfielder stable, transferred to hospital after collapsing on pitch at Euro 2020
The Danish midfielder is reportedly stable after collapsing three minutes before half-time during his country’s match against Finland. Eriksen was down for a number of minutes and was shielded by his team-mates as medical staff worked to resuscitate him and he has now been taken to hospital in Copenhagen.
Denmark's midfielder Christian Eriksen (C) is evacuated after collapsing on the pitch during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium
Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen left the pitch conscious and in a stable condition after collapsing during the match against Finland on Saturday. He has now been transferred to a local hospital in Copenhagen.
It was just before half-time when Eriksen collapsed with no-one around him.
Immediately the players and match officials knew something was wrong and called for medical assistance.
UEFA later confirmed that he was stable and had been taken to a local hospital.
The Danish Football Association tweeted: "Christian Eriksen is awake and is waiting for further examinations at Rigshospitalet. The match is temporarily postponed."
The match resumed and Finland's players applauded the Danes as they returned to the field.
Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said: "Moments like this put everything in life into perspective. I wish Christian a full and speedy recovery and pray his family has strength and faith.
"At these times, the unity of the football family is so strong and he and his family carry with them the good wishes and prayers of everyone. I heard of fans of both teams chanting his name. Football is beautiful and Christian plays it beautifully."
Denmark's players react as paramedics attend to Denmark's midfielder Christian Eriksen after he collapsed on the pitch during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium