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Christian Eriksen stable after collapse on pitch during Euro 2020 match as Denmark vs Finland suspended.

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Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field during his country’s opening Euro 2020 match against Finland in Copenhagen.

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 he’d been “stablilised.” The Danish FA also confirmed that Eriksen was awake and undergoing further tests.

What was said?

The Danish FA also sent out a tweet saying: “Christian Eriksen is awake and is undergoing further examinations” at the hospital.

What happened?

Play came to a halt just before half-time as Eriksen, without any players around him, dropped to the ground.

Referee Anthony Taylor immediately blew his whistle and brought proceedings to a halt. Denmark and Finland immediately called for the medical staff, who raced onto the pitch to administer treatment.

His Danish team-mates formed a shield around him as the medics provided treatment, before white sheets were held up around him to provide privacy.

Following several minutes of on-field treatment, UEFA confirmed the match was suspended.

Eriksen was eventually removed from the ground on a stretcher and taken to the hospital.

Eriksen’s career

The 29-year-old came up through Ajax’s famed academy before going on to become a star for the Dutch giants.

Eriksen’s exploits in the Netherlands earned him a move to Tottenham in 2013, where he would go on to become one of the north London club’s top players.

After six and a half seasons with Spurs, Eriksen moved to Inter in January 2020.

Eriksen took some time before becoming a key figure in Milan, but was a major part of Antonio Conte’s 2020-21 Serie A title-winners.