Christian Eriksen of Denmark collapsed during the first half of Saturday’s 2020 UEFA European Championship opener against Finland. UEFA suspended the match toward the end of the first half due to a “medical emergency” and later announced that he was transported from the field and to the Rigshospitalet hospital in Copenhagen where he has been “stabilized” and deemed “awake” by the Danish federation.
Following a crisis meeting with both teams and UEFA match officials, and a phone call from the hospitalized Eriksen
The Inter star went down during the opening half of the Group B match and required extensive medical attention on the pitch before he was removed on a stretcher.
After Eriksen was taken to the hospital, UEFA sent out word that his condition was stable. The Danish FA also confirmed that Eriksen was awake and undergoing further tests. The game was initially suspended before it was later restarted after a delay of more than 90 minutes, with Finland winning 1-0.
What was said?
UEFA provided the first update on Eriksen’s status, saying in a tweet: “The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.”
Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots told Dutch radio station NPO Radio 1 that Eriksen was awake, saying: “I’ve been in contact with his father for a while and he says that Christian is breathing and can talk, that’s the good news. He is conscious, but everyone is in shock. His girlfriend is with him.”