Denmark vs Finland LIVE: Christian Eriksen ‘was gone’ before medical intervention, team doctor reveals

Play was suspended after the Danish midfielder collapsed on the pitch at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen

Michael Jones
Sunday 13 June 2021 17:26
Christian Eriksen receives CPR after collapsing during Denmark-Finland game

Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game against Finland in Copenhagen had to be suspended after Danish player Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field of play.

Medical staff were quick to attend to him while his teammates, opposition and coaching staff were visibily stricken by the scenes unfolding at the Parken Stadium.

Teammates formed a shield around the former Tottenham man, while fans inside the stadium were clearly stunned by the incident, with some pictured in tears. Referee Anthony Taylor called a halt to proceedings shortly before half-time with Finnish players retiring to the dressing room. Danish players remained on the field as doctors attended to Eriksen.

Uefa later confirmed that the match had been suspended officially due to “a medical emergency”. They later confirmed that Eriksen had been transferred to hospital and had been “stabilised.” A further communication from the Danish FA indicated Eriksen was awake when he left the stadium.

The European football governing body also confirmed that the game would restart at 7.30pm with Finland running out winners thanks to Joel Pohjanpalo’s second-half goal.


Euro 2020: Finland’s FA wish Christian Eriksen well

“Christian Eriksen is awake and his condition is stable. The thoughts of the Finnish men’s A national team, the Finnish Football Association and the Finnish football family are with Eriksen, his relatives and the Danish team.”

Michael Jones12 June 2021 19:15

Euro 2020: Belgium vs Russia

Uefa have confirmed that the Euro 2020 match between Beligum and Russia will continue to go ahead this evening. Kick off for that one is due at 8pm UK time.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 19:13

Euro 2020: Denmark vs Finland to continue

Michael Jones12 June 2021 19:11

Euro 2020: Denmark vs Finland and an update on Christian Eriksen

The Danish FA has just tweeted: “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.”

Michael Jones12 June 2021 19:10

Euro 2020: Belgium vs Russia

As we await Uefa’s announcement about Christian Eriksen and the Denmark vs Finland game, let’s look to happier news. As of yet the Belgium vs Russia game is scheduled to kick off at 8pm.

There’s no word on whether that game will be postponed but team news has been released. Check it out:

Belgium XI: Courtois, Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen; Castagne, Tielemans, Dendoncker, T. Hazard; Mertens, Lukaku, Carrasco

Russia XI: Shunin; Mario Fernandes, Semenov, Dzhikiya, Zhirkov; Ozdoev, Barinov; Zobnin, Golovin, Kuzyaev; Dzyuba

Michael Jones12 June 2021 19:00

Euro 2020: Denmark vs Finland postponed

Christian Eriksen is awake according to the Danish Football federation.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 18:44

Euro 2020: Christian Eriksen taken to hospital

As we wait for further updates from Uefa, messages of support and well wishes for Christian Eriksen have flooded social media. The 29-year-old has been moved to hospital and is in a stable condition according to Uefa.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 18:38

Euro 2020: Christian Eriksen taken to hospital

Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch three minutes before half-time in Denmark’s game vs Finland. He was immediately treated by medical professionals and the match was postponed.

Uefa posted the following update on Twitter stating that Eriksen has since been transferred to hospital and has been stabilised.

A crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information is due at 18:45 UK time.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 18:30

Euro 2020: Denmark vs Finland suspended

Eriksen collapses during Euro 2020 game

The Inter Milan midfielder stumbled to the turf towards the end of the first half against Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen

Michael Jones12 June 2021 18:22

Euro 2020: Denmark vs Finland suspended

All thoughts of the game have gone out of the window. The stadium has come to a complete stand still. Everyone is trying to deal with the shock.

We’re all just praying for Christian Eriksen’s recovery.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 18:17

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