Copenhagen – Denmark star Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch in Saturday’s (Jun 12) Euro 2020 game against Finland in Copenhagen, causing the suspension of the match in the first half.
Television pictures showed Danish players in tears as medical stuff tried to revive the Inter Milan player, who suddenly collapsed near the touchline.
The Guardian reported that the ball had gone out of play for a Denmark throw-in near the corner flag. Rushing to receive the ball from whoever was taking it, Eriksen collapsed face first into the turf as the ball hit his knee.
Two nearby Finnish players, a Dane and referee Anthony Taylor immediately signalled for urgent medical assistance. Soon after that arrived, one of the Danish medical team was seen performing compressions on Eriksen’s chest as his teammates formed a ring around him and the staff treating him. At time of publication, Eriksen was still receiving treatment on the pitch. The BBC have ended their coverage of the match, and The Guardian’s correspondent said he had been told the match had been postponed. — Agencies