Eriksen 'awake and stable' after collapsing during Euros game
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Denmark and Finland fans came together to support Christian Eriksen in incredible scenes in Copenhagen. Eriksen received CPR on the pitch after falling to the ground at the Parken stadium.
The Danish midfielder collapsed shortly before half-time to the shock and distress of both teams.
English referee Anthony Taylor immediately called medics on the pitch for assistance and Eriksen received treatment for a lengthy period.
It has since been confirmed that Eriksen has been stabilised and moved to hospital after his collapse.
Since the incident, fans have stayed in the stadium and showed their support for the former Tottenham man.
They paid an emotional tribute to Eriksen, with Finnish fans shouting ‘Christian’, and Danish fans responding ‘Eriksen’, and they were heard loud and clear.
The Inter Milan star fell after receiving a throw in near the corner flag and players nearby rushed to call for help.
A UEFA statement on Twitter read: “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.”
The Danish FA provided a further update, confirming the game would resume after UEFA decided to restart the match.
“Christian Eriksen is awake and his condition remains stable. He remains hospitalized at Rigshospitalet for further examinations.
“The match against Finland will be played tonight. This happens after the players have been confirmed that Christian is okay. The match resumes at 20.30.”
The BBC cut to the studio after harrowing scenes at the Parken stadium, with presenter Gary Linkeker and pundits Micah Richards, Alex Scott and Cesc Fabregas in total shock.
“I don’t even know what to say really,” Fabregas said.
“My body is shaking. All I can think about is Christian’s family and what they must be going through.
“It’s a very very sad moment and I pray for the very best. “
Scott said it was a reminder of how meaningless sport is in these circumstances.
“I can’t believe what we’re witnessing,” she added.
“I think football totally goes out of the window right now.
“You’re thinking about his family, all the rest of the players out there witnessing it as well.
“I actually just got on my phone and messaged my mum and told her I love her.
“I think it’s a reminder of how quickly life can change, just like that.”
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