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Christian Erikson collapse: One Scary Moment

It was a scene the footballing world was scared of after experiencing the collapse of Christian Eriksen while on duty for his country in the EURO 2020. The Danish midfielder slumped while trying to receive a throw-in from his teammate with five minutes remaining in the first half.

The medics were prompt in their response and the reason the 29-year former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is still alive today. Denmark team doctor, Morten Boesen said on Sunday afternoon, at a press conference by Danish Football Federation “He was gone. We did cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest. How close were we to losing him? I don’t know, but we got him back after one defib, so that’s quite fast.

“We don’t have any explanation why it happened. The details about what happened I am not quite sure of because I am not a cardiologist, I will leave that to the experts. I didn’t see it live, only on screens afterwards."

Finland fans closer to the seen were heard chanting the name of the Inter Milan player on the stands while the doctors were treating him and a loud ovation followed as he was eventually being carried off the pitch while his teammates followed.

UEFA President, Aleksander Čeferin sent the midfielder a get well message while praising the support from fans of both teams, "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. At these times, the unity of the football family is so strong and he and his family carry with them the good wishes and prayers of everyone. I heard of fans of both teams chanting his name. Football is beautiful and Christian plays it beautifully."

The player has been confirmed to be stable and looking ok. "It was damn nice to see him smile and laugh and be himself and just feel that he is there, it was a great experience and something that has helped me a lot." Schmeichel to broadcaster DR.

Eriksen's agent, Martin Schoots told Italian outlet Gazzetta "We spoke this morning [Sunday]. He was making jokes, he was in a good mood, I thought he was well,"

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