Cause of Christian Eriksen's collapse confirmed by Danish FA

The Danish Football Association has revealed the cause of Christian Eriksen’s dramatic collapse during Euro 2020 against Finland.

Eriksen, 29, collapsed during his team’s game against Finland on Saturday night and was resuscitated on the pitch before being hospitalized.

Quickly considered conscious and stable, the Inter Milan player has now sent messages to his teammates.

In a press conference on Sunday afternoon, the Danish Football Association announced details of the cause of the parking incident in Copenhagen

Denmark’s sporting director Peter Moller, team doctor Morten Boesen and head coach Kasper Hjulmand announced that Eriksen had suffered a heart attack.

The former Tottenham Hotspur star had to be resuscitated on the pitch as his teammate formed a shield around him and fans fell into stunned silence.

The German team doctor Tim Meyer told reporters: “We and other nations basically pursue two strategies: 1. We regularly examine our players for underlying health problems.

“The DFB does this comprehensively and I assume that the Danish Football Association will do the same.

“2. In such cases it is important that those involved can take the right steps. Doctors and trained medical staff are on standby.

“We always have two defibrillators in case one fails. The command and communication chain is clearly defined and works well.

“Personally, I don’t think the DFB will continue. We can never completely rule out these cases, but we are well prepared. You could even say we are doing too much.

“We regard the official recommendations as basic requirements and are doing more.”


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