Denmark’s attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen has been “stabilised” after being taken to hospital following his sudden collapse on the pitch of Parken Stadium during his country’s Euro 2020 game against Finland.
UEFA, the football tournament’s ruling body, said in a Twitter post the 29-year-old “has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised” after Saturday’s incident in Copenhagen. It 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 former Tottenham Hotspur player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.
Denmark’s football body said on Twitter Eriksen was “conscious” and undergoing tests.
The Inter Milan attacker fell to the ground, free of contact, near the sideline late in the first half.
He was immediately surrounded by medical staff who began pumping his chest as distraught teammates formed a ring around him.
After around 15 minutes, Eriksen was stretchered off the field followed by the rest of his teammates, while Finland’s players also left the pitch.
The 16 000 fans in the stadium sat silently in their seats waiting for news of Eriksen’s condition to filter through.