Denmark's Christian Eriksen collapses on pitch as Euro 2020 match is suspended

Denmark's Christian Eriksen collapses on pitch as Euro 2020 match is suspended

A huge roar then went up from all supporters when the stadium announcer said Eriksen was "stable and awake".

His Danish team-mates formed a shield around him as the medics provided treatment, before white sheets were held up around him to provide privacy.

"Christian Eriksen is awake and is undergoing further examinations at Rigshospitalet", the Danish federation wrote on Twitter.

Denmark's match will Finland will resume at 7.30pm United Kingdom time following Christian Eriksen's shock collapse on the pitch earlier in the afternoon.

UEFA later announced the match has been suspended due to medical emergency.

The game was initially suspended before it was later restarted after a delay of more than 90 minutes, with Finland winning 1-0.

The previously raucous crowd at the Parken Stadium in the Danish capital fell silent after the 29-year-old fell to the ground near the end of the opening period, with his teammates gathering around him.

However, Finland striker Joel Pohjanpalo popped up against the run of play to head the victor on the hour with his side's only attempt of the game before celebrating in a restrained fashion on the side of the field where Eriksen had collapsed.

When play resumed, Pohjanpalo put Finland ahead against the run of play in the 60th minute when he rose above Joakim Maehle to head home a cross from Jere Uronen.

UEFA provided the first update on Eriksen's status, saying in a tweet: "The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised".

Finland fans started chanting the name of the Inter Milan midfielder.

Christian Eriksen (2R) applauds with teammates before the match. The players came back out onto the field to a huge ovation as they started warming up for a second time.

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