Christian Eriksen collapsed during play and received CPR on field. He was carried off on a stretcher after more than 15 minutes of treatment and tournament organizers UEFA have suspended the match.
Danish footballer Christian Eriksen collapsed on Saturday during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game with Nordic rivals Finland.
The incident happened towards the end of the first half when the 29-year-old dropped to the ground.
Medics from the Danish team then rushed onto the pitch to treat Eriksen, who currently plays for Italian side Inter. They then performed CPR on the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder as he lay on the field.
Medical treatment continued on the pitch for more than 15 minutes, before Eriksen was carried off on a stretcher with several of his Danish teammates visibly distressed.
Both teams then left the field and returned to their dressing rooms. Euro 2020 organizers UEFA then confirmed that the the match was “suspended due to a medical emergency.”
There is currently no information about what caused Eriksen to collapse or his current condition.
The playmaker was Denmark’s leading scorer in the qualifiers for the tournament, netting five goals, and played against Germany in a friendly last week.