Denmark’s Christian Eriksen Stable After Collapsing in Euro 2020 Match vs. Finland

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen Stable After Collapsing in Euro 2020 Match vs. Finland

The Euro 2020 match was suspended after Christian Eriksen collapsed near the sidelines and was rushed to the hospital.

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen is alert and in stable condition following his collapse in the first half of Saturday’s Euro 2020 match against Finland at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium.

Eriksen was transported to Rigshospitalet, a hospital in Copenhagen, per Danish FA.

Martin Schoots, Eriksen’s agent, told Dutch radio that Eriksen is awake and alert with his family.

“I just spoke to Christian’s father, and he told me that he is breathing, and that he is able to speak,” Schoots said.

Around the 43rd minute, Eriksen played a short pass when he fell face-forward onto the ground and was unconscious.

Spectators inside the stadium in Copenhagen went silent as players from both Denmark and Finland stood around Eriksen as CPR was administered. Eriksen received chest compressions for about 10 minutes after his collapse on the field.

Eriksen was carried off the field to a loud ovation, with his teammates walking next to the stretcher. A stadium announcer asked fans to stay in their seats until further information could be provided.

The match resumed Saturday afternoon in which Finland—making its debut in a major tournament—earned the 1-0 victory on Joel Pohjanpalo’s 59th-minute goal. Denmark still had a chance to tie the match but Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg missed a penalty kick on 74 minutes. 

Information from the Associated Press was used in this story. 

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