Denmark vs Finland restarts after Christian Eriksen collapses 1 month ago

Denmark vs Finland restarts after Christian Eriksen collapses

A statement from Uefa says Eriksen has been stabilised after he was taken to hospital

The Euro 2020 game between Denmark and Finland has restarted after Christian Eriksen collapsed shortly before half-time.

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The 29-year-old stumbled to the ground as the first half of the game in Copenhagen drew to a close. His teammates quickly realised the serious nature of the incident and formed a protective ring around him as he received emergency treatment on the field.

Following the game's postponement, a statement from Uefa confirmed that Eriksen had been taken to hospital and had been stabilised.

Another statement from Uefa soon followed, confirming the game would restart following a request from players from both teams.

It kicked off at 7:30 (GMT), allowing the remainder of the first half to be played before a five minute interval for half-time.

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Uefa also confirmed that the other game in Group B between Belgium and Russia would go ahead as scheduled.

“Moments like this put everything in life into perspective," said Uefa president Aleksander Čeferin. "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.”