After collapse on the pitch-Eriksen's condition stable

After collapse on the pitch-Eriksen's condition stable

Published on 12.06.2021

Denmark’s players formed a circle around Christian Eriksen to protect him from glances. They held their hands in front of her face in shock, the national players of Finland folded their hands, no sound was heard in the stadium of Copenhagen, while the doctors fought for the life of Christian Eriksen.

The midfielder had collapsed on the pitch just before the break whistle in the 43rd minute. He wanted to offer himself at a throw-in in the Finnish half and sagged. Referees and players apparently knew immediately about the seriousness of the situation, because Eriksen was no longer conscious. Immediately, doctors rushed in and began a heart pressure massage on the 29-year-old.

ZDF cancelled the broadcast after a few minutes and switched to the studio, where expert Per Mertesacker burst into tears. “My thoughts are with Eriksen’s family. One can only think of man now. We should all do that. That’s the only thing we can all do now,“ Mertesacker said.

The pictures from the stadium are shocking. Again and again, the doctors in the presence of the Danish players to the heart pressure massage. After a few minutes, Eriksen’s teammates were able to move away from the scene. Medics protected the Inter Milan player from view with a Finland flag.

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After a few minutes it was clear that the game could not continue. Uefa decided to suspend the match. Due to the dramatic incident, it was unthinkable that the game would be started again. However, Uefa decided to resume the match at 20.30. Both teams are said to have worked for it.

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After many minutes on the grass, Eriksen was taken out of the stadium on a stretcher. His teammates ran away in front in tears and formed a screen as a team. The spectators in the stadium were asked over loudspeakers to stay in their seats and not leave the stadium. “We have no information. The players are in the catacombs. I can’t say anything myself because I’m in shock“ ” said ZDF commentator Béla Réthy.

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Eriksen was immediately taken to a hospital. After anxious minutes, Uefa gave the all-clear, tweeting: “The player was transported to a hospital and stabilised there.”The Danish Football Association also gave a slight all-clear:” Christian Eriksen is awake and is in the Reichskrankenhaus for further examinations.“

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Eriksen is the star of the Danish national team. The midfielder moved to Inter Milan from Tottenham Hotspur for 27 million euros in 2020. This year he became the champion of Serie A with Inter. Eriksen scored 36 goals in 109 international matches for Denmark.

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The evening match between Belgium and Russia (21 Clock, ZDF and im WELT-Liveticker) is not affected by the dramatic events. A good hour before the kick-off in St. Petersburg, Uefa published the lineups of both teams, which speaks for hosting the match.

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