COPENHAGEN – Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed during his side’s Euro 2020 clash with Finland and received urgent CPR treatment on the pitch in distressing scenes.
The Inter Milan midfielder collapsed during a throw-in that was taken towards him near the end of the first half at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.
Medical staff were called in immediately.
The medical staff performed regular CPR on Eriksen, even as his distraught Denmark team-mates shed tears during the process.
The 29-year-old was carried off the pitch in a moving stretcher with oxygen attached to his mouth, with supporters from both teams in the stadium visibly upset.
The midfielder’s wife – Sabrina Kvist – was seen crying on the touchline as she rushed down to the pitch along with several other Danish supporters inside the stadium.
Danish supporters were also seen in tears while Eriksen was receiving urgent treatment. The match in Copenhagen was postponed.
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