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Christian Eriksen collapses on pitch as Denmark play Finland at Euro 2020

Christian Eriksen collapses on pitch as Denmark play Finland at Euro 2020

The match has been abandoned

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed as his team faced Finland in one of the opening matches of the Euro 2020 tournament in Copenhagen.

Christian Eriksen collapsed face first into the turf as the ball hit his knee after a throw-in.

A tweet from UEFA said the match had been suspended due to a medical emergency.

UEFA quickly said he has been transferred to hospital and is stable.

They said: “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.”

Inter Milan player Eriksen dropped to the ground at the Parken Stadium shortly before half-time, leaving players from both teams in clear distress.

English referee Anthony Taylor called medics on to the pitch and Eriksen underwent prolonged treatment.

Fabrice Muamba, the former Bolton midfielder who collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest during a televised FA Cup game in 2012, has responded to the news of Eriksen’s collapse.

“Please God,” tweeted Muamba.

Team-mates formed a shield around the former Tottenham Hotspur man, while fans inside the stadium were clearly stunned by the incident, with some pictured in tears.

Eriksen appeared to faint as he went to receive a throw-in in the 42nd minute of the match.

Teammates surrounded him with backs turned as it appeared he was being given CPR.

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