Eriksen’s agent says star "can speak" after terrifying Euro 2020 collapse

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Christian Eriksen's agent has revealed that the midfielder "can speak" and is "awake" following his terrifying collapse during Denmark's Euro 2020 game against Finland.

Eriksen received CPR on the pitch after collapsing shortly before half-time, leaving players from both teams in clear distress.

English referee Anthony Taylor called medics on to the pitch and Eriksen underwent prolonged treatment.

A tweet from UEFA confirmed the Group B match had been suspended and that Eriksen had been "transferred to the hospital" and "stabilised".

Eriksen's agent, Martin Schoots, offered a further update to NPO Radio1 after speaking with the player's father, saying: "Christian Eriksen breathes and can speak. He’s awake."

Team-mates formed a shield around the former Tottenham man, while fans inside the stadium were clearly stunned by the incident, with some pictured in tears.

Eriksen fell to the floor after rushing to receive a throw-in close to the corner flag deep in Finland's half of the field.

The 29-year-old collapsed face first as the ball hit his knee, with nearby players immediately signalling for urgent medical assistance.

A medic was seen performing compressions on Eriksen's chest.

UEFA have since announced that the game will resume, with an official statement reading: "Following the request made by players of both teams, UEFA has agreed to restart the match between Denmark and Finland tonight at 20:30 CET (TBC).

"The last four minutes of the first half will be played, there will then be a 5-minute half-time break followed by the second half.

"The match has been suspended due to a medical emergency which involved Denmark’s Christian Eriksen. The player in now in hospital and in a stable condition.

"UEFA wishes Christian Eriksen a full and speedy recovery and wishes to thank both teams for their exemplary attitude."

A separate statement from the Danish football federation read: "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."

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