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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
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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.

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The scenes of Christian Eriksen were very reminiscent of Fabrice Muamba’s on field collapse while playing for Bolton Wanderers in 2012.

He suffered a cardiac arrest but thankfully recovered although never played again.

All our thoughts are with Christian Eriksen’s family and teammates and we hope he pulls through.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 18:07
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There is no new information about Christian Eriksen’s condition but the game has been suspended because of the medical emergency.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 18:02
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The Finland players have left the pitch and headed into the changing room area. The medical staff are still working on Christian Eriksen. Sheets are being held up around the player as they continue their work.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:56
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The stadium is in total shock. Some of the Danish players are in tears. There’s no word yet on Eriksen’s condition. The television camera’s are avoiding that area of the pitch.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:53
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47 mins: The medical staff are treating Christian Eriksen. It appears as though they are performing CPR. There are a lot of worried looks from the Danish players. This isn’t good.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:49
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43 mins: What’s gone on here? Christian Eriksen is down and the stretcher has been called for immediately by referee Anthony Taylor. Eriksen seemed to just faint as a throw in came his way. There was no-one else around him and this looks bad.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:45
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40 mins: Delaney has repeatedly found little pockets of space over on the inside left. He passes the ball into the front edge of the box where Wind lays the ball off to Martin Braithwaite. He rolls the ball onto his right foot and strikes one at goal only to fire it side of the far post.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:42
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36 mins: Jonas Wind has a go at goal as he gets the ball in the box but his effort is blocked. The ball comes out to Christian Eriksen who then whips a nice cross in but Finland clear that as well.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:40
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33 mins: Finland are in the wars at the minute. Denmark win a corner that Christian Eriksen swings into the box. Daniel O’Shaughnessy is first to the ball but it strikes him square in the face. He stays down as his nose begins to bleed and he needs a bit of treatment.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:36
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30 mins: Joakim Maehle flicks a neat ball into the right side of the box for Denmark as Yussuf Poulsen makes a run towards the back post. Jere Uronen tracks the ball whilst holding off Poulsen. Hradecky comes off his line and clatters into his own defender as the ball arrives. Poulsen runs out of play and Uronen stays down after being winded by his own keeper.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:32

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