Denmark vs. Finland Scheduled to Resume As Christian Eriksen is Stable
Photo by Friedemann Vogel – Pool/Getty Images. Pictured: Denmark, Christian Eriksen
Read below for the latest on Christian Eriksen after he collapsed during Denmark and Finland’s Euro 2020 Group Play match.
Update, 2:05 p.m. ET: The match is scheduled to resume on Saturday after Eriksen was hospitalized and deemed stable.
The announcement came from UEFA:
“Following the request made by players of both teams, UEFA has agreed to restart the match between Denmark and Finland tonight at 20:30 CET (TBC). The last four minutes of the first half will be played, there will then be a 5-minute half-time break followed by the second half.”
The Euro 2020 Group Stage match between Denmark and Finland was suspended just before halftime after Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed.
In a scary moment, Denmark’s Eriksen fell to the ground untouched. Teammates quickly attended to him and called medical professionals over to help. As the clock ticked toward halftime, players surrounded Eriksen, 29, on the ground to create a shield as he received chest compressions.
UEFA then announced the match would be officially suspended as Eriksen was carried off on a stretcher with players and flags providing privacy.
The match was scoreless at the time.
Eriksen was photographed with his eyes open and hand on his head as he was carried off the field.
The UEFA released a statement that Eriksen was transferred to the hospital and stabilized.
This story will be updated as more information is available.