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Euro 2020: Massive concern for Denmark star Christian Eriksen as he collapses on pitch, receives CPR

Eriksen fell to the ground with around two minutes remaining in the first half prompting the immediate concern of his teammates and match officials. 

Emergency services soon rushed to the field where reports state that the Inter Milan player was given CPR on the pitch as concerned teammates and fans looked on. 

After lengthy treatment, Eriksen was stretchered from the pitch with his Danish teammates providing a wall of cover to obstruct the view of pitch-side photographers. 

HANNAH MCKAY / Reuters

UEFA has since confirmed that the Group B match with Finland has been suspended and will not be replayed due to a “medical emergency“.

The incident prompted huge concern in the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, with several supporters pictures in tears in the stands. Eriksen’s Danish teammate Martin Braithwaite appeared to be praying, while goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel also appeared to be gravely concerned. 

Schmeichel and defender Simon Kjaer were also pictured comforting a woman on the field who is understood to be Eriksen’s wife. 

More than 30 minutes after the incident, it is understood that many fans remain inside the stadium – with several of them said to be in a ‘state of shock’. 

FRIEDEMANN VOGEL / Reuters

A photograph of Eriksen being removed from the field on a stretcher appears to show that Inter Milan player was conscious at the time.

Further information from UEFA is expected at a press conference due to take place at 19:45 CET, but European football’s governing body added in a tweet that Eriksen has been “transferred to hospital and has been stabilized“. 

A release from the Danish FA has since confirmed that “Christian Eriksen is awake” and is undergoing further examinations. 

According to reports online, thousands of fans remain in the stadium more than an hour after Eriksen collapsed on the pitch, with fans of both Denmark and Finland chanting Christian Eriksen’s name. 

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