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Euro 2021: Denmark vs. Finland briefly suspended after Christian Eriksen collapses on the sector

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Euro 2021 organizers UEFA briefly suspended the Group B match between Denmark and Finland after a medical emergency involving Denmark’s Christian Eriksen.

The Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark went silent simply earlier than halftime when Eriksen, Denmark’s star midfielder, collapsed to the bottom after taking a contact on a throw-in. Group medical workers raced to are likely to the playmaker after his teammates motioned frantically for assist. There was no contact with opposition gamers earlier than he fell to the bottom. (Footage of the incident is graphic and disturbing.)

Because the medics tended to Eriksen for effectively over 10 minutes, his Denmark teammates fashioned a circle round him to dam cameras from displaying the scenes. From the video that was obtainable, it appeared that the medical intervention concerned the administering of chest compressions. A picture credited to Getty Photographs later confirmed that Eriksen was alert as he was stretchered off the sector.

UEFA subsequently confirmed that the participant was transferred to an area hospital and was stabilized.

Following the information of Eriksen’s standing, UEFA introduced that the Denmark vs. Finland match would resume at 2:30 p.m. ET “following the request made by gamers of each groups.” The scoreline was 0-0 on the time of the incident within the forty third minute, and the remaining minutes of the primary half have been performed.

When the gamers took the sector once more, Finland’s squad applauded the Danish gamers as they walked out:

Gamers on the sector and followers within the stands appeared distraught all through the ordeal, as followers tried to rally in applause in help of the participant, just for it to shortly fade as the priority grew.

Getty Photographs

Getty Photographs

After Eriksen was stretchered off and the gamers departed the sector, followers contained in the stadium chanted the Eriksen’s identify:

ESPN broadcaster Derek Rae was calling the match when the incident occurred:

Eriksen debuted for Denmark in March 2010 and has gathered 108 appearances and 36 objectives for his nation. The playmaker made his identify on the membership degree with Dutch giants Ajax and he later moved to English Premier League membership Tottenham Hotspur. After a tough spell on the English membership he was loaned to Italian membership Inter Milan final yr and he returned to his greatest type in serving to Inter win the Italian Serie A championship.



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