Euros news: Christian Eriksen awake after collapse during Denmark game

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen is awake after being given chest compressions (CPR) after collapsing on the field during a European Championship game against Finland.

Eriksen fell to the ground near the sideline late in the first half and was immediately surrounded by medical personnel.

English referee Anthony Taylor called medics on to the pitch and Eriksen underwent prolonged treatment, with his team-mates formed a shielding wall around him to give him privacy as the medics treated him.

Fans inside the stadium fell silent after being left stunned by the incident, with some pictured in tears as Eriksen’s team-mates also wept.

Following the incident, UEFA confirmed that the match had been suspended due to a medical emergency.

The Danish FA later confirmed that Eriksen was awake and was being taken to Rigshospitalet, a hospital in Copenhagen.

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We are still waiting for that Uefa update that we were expecting just over five minutes ago. You suspect that crisis meeting is ongoing.

No word on that game between Belgium and Russia but it appears as if it’s business as usual for now because Uefa have published the lineups for the game on their website. Lukaku, Vertonghen and Alderweireld are all scheduled to start.


News has been trickling through to the Parken Stadium


More support for Eriksen from across the football family


Statement from the Danish FA confirms Eriksen awake

“Christian Eriksen is awake and is for further examinations at Rigshospitalet. The match is temporarily postponed. New message comes at 19.45 [18.45 BST].”


That Uefa statement says there will be an update at 19:45 Central European Time, which is an hour ahead of those of you reading in the UK. So, we should have something more in around 15 minutes’ time.


Uefa: Eriksen ‘stabilised and taken to hospital’


Breaking: England press conference cancelled

England boss Gareth Southgate was due to speak to the media ahead of tomorrow’s game against Croatia at 6:30pm this evening, but that session has now been called off.

He was due to be joined by captain Harry Kane, who, of course, played with Christian Eriksen at Tottenham.

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