The logo design of the UEFA European Championship football competitors is shown beside the Euro prize throughout a launch occasion in London, United Kingdom on September 21, 2016.
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The Euro 2020 match in between Denmark and Finland resumed Saturday almost 2 hours after Danish soccer gamer Christian Eriksen collapsed in the very first half of the video game.
The star midfielder was strolling alone near the sideline around the 42nd minute when he appeared to stumble and after that fall forward. His colleagues advised fitness instructors to hurry to his help.
Eriksen’s colleagues then formed a ring around him as medics carried out CPR.
Players from both groups remained in tears, as the arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, fell quiet, NBC Sports reported.
“Please God,” Fabrice Muamba, the previous Bolton Wanderers midfielder who collapsed after suffering a heart attack throughout a telecasted FA Cup video game in 2012, composed in a tweet.
Eriksen, 29, was removed the field on a stretcher after requiring medical attention for about 10 minutes. He was then moved to a medical facility, where he is steady, according to the Union of European Football Associations.
Eriksen is awake, according to Denmark’s soccer governing body. However, more assessments will be carried out, authorities stated.
The video game was suspended due to the medical emergency situation, however UEFA “agreed to restart the match” after getting demands from gamers of both groups.
leksander Čeferin, president of UEFA, said in a statement that “moments like this put everything in life into perspective. 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,” he added.