Copenhagen: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen is stable and recovering in a city hospital, according to the statement released by UEFA. “The match has been suspended due to a medical emergency which involved Denmark’s Christian Eriksen. The player in now in hospital and in a stable condition. UEFA wishes Christian Eriksen a full and speedy recovery and wishes to thank both teams for their exemplary attitude,” tweeted UEFA.Also Read - Twitter Reacts After Reports of Rishabh Pant Testing Positive For Covid-19
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Following the latest update on Eriksen’s health, UEFA held a meeting with players of both the teams and has agreed to the request made by players of both sides to restart the game after it was suspended midway due to a health emergency involving Danish player Eriksen. Also Read - UEFA Snubs Cristiano Ronaldo in EURO 2020 Team of the Tournament; 5 Italians And 3 English Players Included
Earlier, Eriksen collapsed all of sudden midway to the game in the 43rd minute of the game between Denmark and Finland. He was then stretchered off the field after receiving medical treatment on the pitch for over 10 minutes.
Following the incident, the match was suspended. Eriksen collapsed unchallenged to the ground while receiving a throw-in as his teammates surrounded him, all looking visibly upset after the incident. The medical staff was called upon immediately for assistance and CPR was administered. Kasper Schmeichel was seen in tears consoling Eriksen’s wife who had entered the pitch.