Euro 2020 match suspended after Denmark’s Christian Eriksen collapses on field
A Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland was suspended after Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field and received treatment.
UEFA said in a statement that Eriksen was transferred to a hospital and has been stabilized.
Eriksen had been walking near the sideline during the 43rd minute during a throw-in when he appeared to stagger and then fall forward to the pitch. Upon seeing Eriksen collapse, some teammates called and gestured to trainers on the sideline to rush in for assistance. Referee Anthony Taylor immediately blew the whistle and stopped play.
Some players looked visibly upset and in tears as trainers appeared to perform chest compressions and CPR on Eriksen as he lay on the turf. Players formed a circle to block out cameras and offer privacy as Eriksen received treatment.
Shortly after that, ESPN's cameras cut away as trainers further treated Eriksen, who was eventually taken off the field on a stretcher to an ovation from the crowd in attendance.
While Eriksen received treatment, Finland's players huddled around their bench before they eventually walked off the field.
UEFA announced that the match, being played at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, was being suspended due to a medical emergency. UEFA later said that a crisis meeting took place with both teams and match officials.
Eriksen, 29, plays for Italian club Inter Milan.
This story is developing and will be updated
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