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Brentford midfielder Eriksen expected to make Denmark return despite scare

Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen is set to play for Denmark this week.

The 29-year-old has not played for his country since suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro2020, which forced him to be fitted with a defibrillator.

Eriksen has since be recalled to the squad after returning to action with Brentford, but it was feared he could miss friendlies against the Netherlands and Serbia after he caught Covid.

However, Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand has said: "Everything indicates - unless something unforeseen happens - that he is down here on Wednesday night and can train fully on Thursday and Friday.

"He is fine. He has had virtually no symptoms and he has passed two negative tests. So he is out of all restrictions.

"There are some follow-up tests that you always run, and we get the results from Wednesday morning. So we expect him to be down here on Wednesday night.

"I think he tested positive Tuesday or Wednesday last week. He has not been hit hard, but it has still cost four to five days of training.

"The plan is for him to be included on an equal footing with the others. We have to see how much progress he has made and how much he can play of the match against Holland [on Saturday].

"But he is 100 per cent ready to play against Serbia on Tuesday."

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