The Euro 2020 game between Denmark and Finland in Copenhagen was delayed after Danish star Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field and was given CPR in a medical emergency during Saturday’s Group B fixture.
Inter Milan’s Eriksen fell to the ground with around two minutes remaining in the first half prompting the immediate concern of his teammates and match officials.
Emergency services soon rushed to the field where reports state that the Inter Milan player was given CPR on the pitch as concerned teammates and fans looked on.
After lengthy treatment, Eriksen was stretchered from the pitch with his Danish teammates providing a barrier to obstruct the view of pitch-side photographers.
The incident prompted huge concern in the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, with several supporters pictures in tears in the stands. Eriksen’s Danish teammate Martin Braithwaite appeared to be praying, while goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel also appeared to be gravely concerned.
Schmeichel and defender Simon Kjaer were also pictured comforting a woman on the field who is understood to be Eriksen’s wife.
Ericksen as an FC Inter and Denmark player has six thorough medical examinations annually. In all six his heart was said to be in “perfect condition”. However, on May 31st, 12 days prior to the match against Finland, Ericksen received the 2nd covid-19 shot from Pfizer.