Christian Eriksen is stable after he collapsed during his country's Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday.
The Danish midfielder collapsed three minutes before halftime, and reports have surfaced that he suffered from cardiac arrest. His teammates and officials immediately realised that something was wrong.
Some of the Danish team members formed a wall around him when the medical staff started emergency CPR on him. The game was temporarily suspended.
After the medical team managed to resuscitate him, Eriksen seemed conscious while he was carried off the field. He was taken to a local hospital in Copenhagen where he is reportedly stable.
Eurosport reports that Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said: "Moments like this put everything in life into perspective. I wish Christian a full and speedy recovery and pray his family has strength and faith".
SkySports reported that the Danish team cancelled all their planned media activities that were meant to take place on Sunday and also postponed a training session to give players more time to process the incident.
After the incident, the game between the two countries was suspended for 90 minutes before resuming. Governing body UEFA gave Denmark and Finland the opportunity to postpone the rest of the match to Sunday, but they declined and opted to take a break before starting again.
Finland won the game 1 – 0 when they scored a goal in the second half.
Watch the Al Jazeera video below for more on Christian Eriksen collapsing on the pitch.
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