The Danish Christian Eriksen, 29, suffered from discomfort on Saturday June 12 in Copenhagen during Denmark’s first match at Euro football, which faced Finland. He suddenly collapsed on the pitch just before the break, his eyes wide. He was taken care of by a medical team who performed cardiac massage.
His partners gathered to form a circle around him, some of them in tears. After long minutes, the referee officially sent the two teams back to the locker room. The Inter Milan player was finally evacuated on a stretcher, still escorted by his teammates, while the some 16,000 spectators were in awe.
According to UEFA, which organizes the Euro, Christian Eriksen is in a bad state « stable ». The Danish Football Federation (DBU) has announced that he has arrived at the hospital. “Awake”. He is due to undergo tests at the main hospital in Copenhagen, DBU announced on Twitter. New information must be communicated around 7:45 p.m.
England press conference canceled
England canceled their traditional press conference ahead of their first Euro match against Croatia on Sunday at Wembley due to serious unease suffered by Christian Eriksen.
“In light of the disturbing events in Copenhagen and with the support and agreement of UEFA, the media activities scheduled for tonight have been canceled”, reacted the English federation (FA) twenty minutes before the scheduled time for the conference. “Our thoughts tonight are with Christian Eriksen and his family, and all those in relation to the Danish football federation”, also added the FA.
During the press conference, coach Gareth Southgate, but also Three Lions captain Harry Kane, Eriksen’s former teammate at Tottenham, faced questions from journalists.