Danish soccer star collapses on field, prompting emergency during Euro 2020 match

Danish soccer player Christian Eriksen collapsed in the first half of his team’s European Championship game against Finland on Saturday.

“The UEFA EURO 2020 match in Copenhagen was suspended due to a medical emergency,” said the Union of European Football Associations tweeted.

Eriksen was walking alone on the sidelines in about the 42nd minute when he seemed to trip and then fell forward. His teammates asked the coaches to come to his aid.

The midfielder’s teammates then formed a ring around Eriksen while the paramedics performed CPR.

Players from Denmark and Finland burst into tears when the Copenhagen stadium fell silent. NBC Sports reports.

“Please God,” wrote Fabrice Muamba, the former Bolton midfielder who collapsed after suffering cardiac arrest during a televised FA Cup game in 2012, in a tweet.

Eriksen, 29, was carried away on a stretcher after requiring medical attention for about 10 minutes. He was then transferred to a hospital where he was stabilized. according to the Union of European Football Associations.

According to the Danish Football Association, the Danish Football Association, he is awake.

Following the medical emergency, “there was an emergency meeting with both teams and match officials and further information is being communicated,” tweeted the Union of European Football Associations.

This is a developing story. Please check again for updates.

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed.

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