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12th Jun 2021

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen collapses on pitch during Euro 2020 game

Stephen Porzio

Football fans have been left in shock.

Danish footballer Christian Eriksen has collapsed during a Euro 2020 game with Finland.

The 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder fell to the ground near the left touchline just before half-time.

His teammates formed a circle around him as he was given CPR by medics. He was then taken off the pitch via a stretcher.

A Tweet from UEFA announced that the match has been called off.

It wrote: “The UEFA EURO 2020 match in Copenhagen has been suspended due to a medical emergency.”

In a follow-up tweet, UEFA said Eriksen has been transferred to hospital and has been stabilised.

It said: “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.”