Euros 2020: Eriksen Collapses, Denmark-Finland Match Suspended
Update: 18:30 BST
Statement from UEFA:
“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 UEFA Euros 2020 Match between Denmark and Finland has been called off after Denmark Midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed as a throw-in was taken towards him.
The incident occurred just before the match was about to reach halftime, in Copenhagen. Eriksen, 29, collapsed face-first on the pitch. Eriksen’s condition is currently unknown, it appears CPR was being performed on Eriksen by medical staff.
Upon his collapse players immediately called for medical staff, shortly after UEFA suspended the match. Players appeared distressed and the stadium, full of fans, was in shock.
It’s possible that Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest. This draws similarities to Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest in 2012, playing for Bolton Wanderers. Muamba’s heart stopped for 78 minutes.