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Christian Eriksen collapses during Denmark Finland-Euro 2020 football game

Sports Saturday 12/June/2021 21:13 PM
By: DW
Christian Eriksen collapses during Denmark Finland-Euro 2020 football game
Denmark's midfielder Christian Eriksen was given CPR on field

Danish footballer Christian Eriksen collapsed on Saturday during Denmark's opening Euro 2020 game with Nordic rivals Finland.

The incident happened towards the end of the first half when the 29-year-old dropped to the ground.  

Medics from the Danish team then rushed onto the pitch to treat Eriksen, who currently plays for Italian side Inter Milan.

They then performed CPR on the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder as he lay on the field.

Medical treatment continued on the pitch for more than 15 minutes, before Eriksen was carried off on a stretcher.

Both teams then left the field and returned to their dressing rooms. The game was then suspended.

There is currently no information about what caused Eriksen to collapse or his current condition.

The playmaker was Denmark's leading scorer in the qualifying tournament, netting five goals.