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Euro 2020 | Eriksen "was gone" after cardiac arrest says Danish team doctor

Denmark team doctor Morten Boesen says midfielder Christian Eriksen "was gone" after the player suffered a cardiac arrest in Denmark's 1-0 defeat to Finland at Euro 2020.

Eriksen collapsed and required emergency CPR treatment on the pitch late in the first half of Denmark's Group B meeting with Finland, with the Inter Milan playmaker eventually being stretchered off the pitch at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen and transported to the nearby Rigshospitalet.

The match was temporarily suspended before later being resumed and completed, with Finland's Joel Pohjanpalo netting the game’s only goal in the 60th minute.

Both UEFA and the Danish FA have since confirmed that Eriksen is stable and has been in touch with his family and teammates.

"The exams that have been done so far look fine," Boesen said in a news conference.

"We don't have an explanation why it happened. I can't answer that question.

"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."

Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand had earlier confirmed that Eriksen had been in touch with the Danish squad and that the former Spurs star was in good spirits.

Hjulmand was also critical of the decision to resume the match.

Next up for the Danes is a Group B clash against Belgium on Thursday.


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