Denmark's Christian Eriksen collapses, Euro 2020 game with Finland suspended

Denmark's Christian Eriksen collapses, given CPR on field during Euro 2020 match vs. Finland

Euro 2020 match suspended due to medical emergency

Some of Christian Eriksen's teammates broke down in tears [Friedemann Vogel/Reuters] The 16,000 fans in the stadium sat silently in their seats waiting for news of Eriksen's condition to filter through.

Eriksen received messages of support from figures across the football world, including former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba who suffered a cardiac arrest during a FA Cup match against Tottenham in 2011, who tweeted: "Please God".

Finland claimed a shock 1-0 Euro 2020 victory over Denmark in their first major tournament appearance on Saturday after the match had been suspended when Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen required emergency medical treatment on the pitch. The Danish soccer federation says Eriksen is awake.

As the medics tended to Eriksen for more than 10 minutes, his Denmark teammates formed a circle around him to block cameras from showing the scenes.

As the Danes trudged dejectedly off the field, the Finnish players celebrated with their ecstatic fans, but ultimately it was a night when football did not matter with Eriksen being treated at a hospital about one kilometre away.

The officials as well as the Finland team walked off the field while the Denmark players stayed until Erikson was carried off. Erikson's partner, Sabrina Kvist Jensen, was at the match and came down onto the pitch during the emergency.

Eriksen fell to the ground, free of contact, near the sideline late in the first half.

When play resumed, Pohjanpalo put Finland ahead against the run of play in the 60th minute when he rose above Joakim Maehle to head home a cross from Jere Uronen.

UEFA, the European soccer governing body, said the decision to restart the game had been made by players.

Eriksen was eventually carried off to a loud ovation, with his teammates walking next to the stretcher.

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