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​Euro 2020: Match to restart after Denmark's Christian Eriksen collapses on pitch

The Group B game with Finland was initially called off just before half time when Denmark player Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch.

Medical staff were immediately summoned onto the pitch as the severity of the situation was realised and the former Tottenham midfielder appeared to receive CPR.

The distressing scenes were echoed by the distraught faces of the Denmark players who formed a barrier around their 29 year old team-mate to give him some privacy. Meanwhile television coverage avoided showing the scene.

Uefa then took the decision to abandon the game at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

Uefa then confirmed in a tweet that the Inter Milan player has been 'transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised,' and there would be a further update shortly.

However, following discussions with the players it was decided the game would go ahead.

The Danish FA tweeted: "Christian Eriksen is awake and his condition remains stable. He remains hospitalised at Rigshospitalet for further examinations. The match against Finland will be played tonight. This happens after the players have been confirmed that Christian is okay. The match resumes at 20.30."



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