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Football stunned as Denmark star Christian Eriksen collapses during Euro 2020 game against Finland


Denmark star Christian Eriksen is in ‘stable condition’ after collapsing during Euro 2020 game and needing lengthy medical treatment on the side of the pitch as distraught team-mates form protective barrier around stricken former Tottenham star

  • Christian Eriksen suddenly fell to the ground near the end of the first half during his side’s clash with Finland 
  • Eriksen was given CPR by frantic medics who sprinted onto the pitch at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen
  • Player was then carried off the pitch in a moving stretcher while receiving oxygen shortly after 6pm 
  • Pictures showed Eriksen sitting up on the stretcher with his eyes open as he was carried away this evening
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.

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Denmark star Christian Eriksen has been rushed to hospital after collapsing on the pitch mid-game – as distressing footage shows medics giving him CPR.

The 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder suddenly fell to the ground near the end of the first half during his side’s clash with Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

Eriksen – a former-Tottenham player – was given CPR by frantic medics who sprinted onto the pitch as his sobbing teammates formed a protective barrier around him. 

The player was then carried off the pitch in a stretcher while receiving oxygen shortly after 6pm – as medics held up white sheets to shield him from prying eyes. 

Pictures later showed Eriksen sitting up on the stretcher with his eyes open – as UEFA confirmed he ‘has been stabilised’ in hospital.

And the Danish Football Union confirmed their star player ‘is awake’ and awaits further tests at hospital. 

Warning: the following images may be distressing for some readers

Denmark star Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during his country’s Euro 2020 opener with Finland on Saturday night

Denmark players were visibly upset when Eriksen was receiving CPR treatment on the pitch

Denmark players were visibly upset when Eriksen was receiving CPR treatment on the pitch

Pictures showed Eriksen sitting up on the stretcher with his eyes open as he was carried away this evening

Pictures showed Eriksen sitting up on the stretcher with his eyes open as he was carried away this evening

Eriksen's wife Sabrina Kvist was seen in floods of tears and was consoled by Denmark players as she rushed on to the Copenhagen pitch

Eriksen’s wife Sabrina Kvist was seen in floods of tears and was consoled by Denmark players as she rushed on to the Copenhagen pitch

Eriksen was seen taken off the pitch wearing oxygen and supported by urgent medical staff

Eriksen was seen taken off the pitch wearing oxygen and supported by urgent medical staff

A statement posted to UEFA's official Twitter account read: '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'

A statement posted to UEFA’s official Twitter account read: ‘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’

And the Danish Football Union confirmed their star player 'is awake' and awaits further tests at hospital

And the Danish Football Union confirmed their star player ‘is awake’ and awaits further tests at hospital

A statement posted to UEFA’s official Twitter account read: ‘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.’ 

English referee Anthony Taylor looked shocked following the incident,  with players seen crying and holding their hands to their head in despair.

The midfielder’s wife – Sabrina Kvist – was seen crying on the touchline as she rushed down to the pitch along with several other Danish supporters inside the stadium.

Danish supporters were also seen in tears while Eriksen was receiving urgent treatment. The match in Copenhagen was postponed just after 6pm. 

Player held their hands to their heads, with some bowing down in shock as Eriksen received treatment

Player held their hands to their heads, with some bowing down in shock as Eriksen received treatment

Players rushed to Eriksen's aid after he collapsed on the pitch. They raised their hands in the air to call for help

Players rushed to Eriksen’s aid after he collapsed on the pitch. They raised their hands in the air to call for help

Medics quickly attended to the player as scared teammates and devastated fans watched on

Medics quickly attended to the player as scared teammates and devastated fans watched on

English referee Anthony Taylor (middle) called off the match just after 6pm

English referee Anthony Taylor (middle) called off the match just after 6pm

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