COPENHAGEN: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed whereas taking part in and was given CPR by medics throughout his facet’s Euro 2020 soccer match with Finland on Saturday, and the sport has been suspended.
A Reuters photographer on the recreation noticed Eriksen elevate his hand as he was carried from the pitch on a stretcher.
Eriksen collapsed instantly within the forty second minute of the match whereas working close to the left touchline. Teammates Martin Braithwaite and Thomas Delaney rushed to help him, with Delaney beckoning furiously for medical help.
As a hush fell over the 16,000-strong crowd, the 29-year-old’s teammates fashioned a hoop round him as medics pumped his chest simply earlier than halftime of their Group B conflict.
Each groups subsequently left the sector with officers holding up sheets to cover the stricken participant from view, and the stadium announcer advised followers that the sport had been suspended as a consequence of a medical emergency and to remain of their seats.
Afterward, the Union of European Soccer Associations mentioned that he had taken to the hospital in a secure situation.