INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

Christian Eriksen collapsed during the game against Finland

Bertrand Traore

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during a Group B game of Euro 2020 against Finland. 

In the later stages of the first half, a ball was thrown towards the 29-year-old, and it hit the midfielder and he collapsed right inside the touchline without any opposition’s contact. Anthony Taylor the referee immediately stopped the game after realizing the severity of the situation. 

Danish and Finnish players immediately called for medical attention. The rest of the game became secondary at that moment and the game was initially postponed by UEFA. 

On the TV footage, it was visible that Eriksen was provided CPR for at least ten minutes and the fellow Denmark teammates tried to protect the area from being captured on cameras by surrounding it. 

Christian Eriksen collapsed during the game:

After providing necessary medical attention to the player. Christian Eriksen woke up and rushed to the hospital for required checkups and understanding the cause of the situation. Later the Danish Football Union tweeted that Eriksen is stable and feeling well.

And following this incident, the football world was shocked and started praying for the well being of Christian Eriksen and posted sympathetic messages on social media. 

UEFA held a meeting with the Danish Football Union and Football Association of Finland about the game. After knowing Eriksen is out of danger the Danish side agreed to play the rest of the game and the game started after a couple of hours delay. 

Denmark lost the game by a single goal. Joel Pohjanpalo scored the solitary goal for Finland with the help of Kasper Schmeichel’s mistake. 

The Danish side had a glorious opportunity to equalise the game but Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg failed to convert the penalty. 

On the day Finland won their first-ever game in a major competition. It became completely irrelevant following the incident of Christian Eriksen. 

However, we hope to see the Danish talisman back soon on the football pitch. And show his magic once again for Inter Milan under new manager Simone Inzaghi. 

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