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Saturday, 12 June 2021

Finland Defeats Denmark 1-0 After Christian Ericksen Collapses On The Pitch

Christian Eriksen Collapses On The Pitch
Denmark's and Inter Milan midfielder, Christian Eriksen was reported to have collapsed on the pitch during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 12, 2021

Players escort paramedics as he was evacuated from the pitch, causing the suspension of the match in the first half.

Danish players were in tears as emergency personnel attempted to resuscitate the attacking midfielder who fainted near the touchline.

"The UEFA EURO 2020 match in Copenhagen has been suspended due to a medical emergency," UEFA said in a short statement.

After the 29-year-old slumped to the ground toward the end of the first period, his teammates gathered around him, the previously loud crowd at Parken Stadium in the Danish capital fell silent.

After about 15 minutes, Eriksen was stretchered off the field followed by the rest of the Danish team, while Finland's players also left.

The fans in the stadium, who were ecstatic to be able to witness their national team play again in front of their eyes, sat silently in their seats, waiting for word on Eriksen's condition.

A few hours later, the players walked backed into the pitch to continue the play after news that Christian Eriksen has resuscitated and in a good condition

Finland went ahead to win the match with a goal to nil.

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