Denmark's team doctor has described the moment he and his staff brought Christian Eriksen back to life following his terrifying collapse vs Finland.
The Inter Milan midfielder was stretchered off the pitch and taken to hospital, thankfully while conscious.
Dr Morten Boesen spoke following the game and detailed the incident which unfolded with millions watching around the world.
"When I got to him he's breathing and I can feel his pulse, but suddenly that changes and we started giving him CPR."
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"We were called on the pitch when Christian fell over," Dr Boesen said per iNews.
"I did not get to see it, but it soon became clear that he had fallen over. When we got there, he was lying on his side and was breathing.
"We felt the pulse, but pretty quickly the picture changed, and then we started life-saving heart treatment.
"There was fantastic help from the stadium doctor and the rest of the emergency services, and with that collaboration we got what we needed.
"We got Christian back, who spoke to me before he was taken to the hospital."
Eriksen's teammates created a shield around him so doctors could attend to him without fans in the stadium seeing.
The game resumed a few hours later after Eriksen was confirmed to be in a stable condition and after he'd spoken with his teammates.
Finland ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a header from Joel Pohjanpalo.
Despite it leading to Finland's first win at a major finals, Pohjanpalo refused to celebrate as a mark of respect.
Peter Schmeichel, father of Kasper, expressed his fury at the game resuming live on BBC Radio Five Live.
He said per Daily Mail: "I want to put on record that it is absolutely ridiculous that UEFA come up with a solution like that.
"Something terrible happens and UEFA gives the players an option to go out and play the game the last 55 minutes or whatever it was or come back at 12 o clock today, I mean what kind of option is that?
"So you go back to your hotel - in the case for the Danes is 45 minutes away - you cannot sleep, you might not even sleep because watching trauma like that has a massive effect on you of course and then get back on the team bus at 8 to play the rest of the game.
"It was not an option, it was a ridiculous decision by UEFA and they should have tried to work out a different scenario and show a bit of compassion and they didn't."
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