Christian Eriksen received CPR on the pitch after collapsing during Denmark's European Championship opener against Finland on Saturday afternoon.
In the first half of the Group B clash, the Inter Milan midfielder fell to the ground and medics quickly attended the scene before performing chest compressions in a bid to resuscitate the 29-year-old.
Denmark players, clearly in a huge amount of distress, formed a barrier around the player as medics continued to work on Eriksen.
Never seen a more heartbreaking picture. Get well soon, Christian Eriksen. The whole world is with you. pic.twitter.com/za5Y0qUfKH
- SIDNEY (@sidneydiogu) June 12, 2021
The midfielder was taken off on a stretcher after needing medical attention for about 10 minutes.
Eriksen's wife, Sabrina, was seen on the sidelines as she was consoled by teammates Simon Kjaer and Kasper Schmeichel.
It has been confirmed by UEFA that the game in Copenhagen has been suspended due to a medical emergency.
The UEFA EURO 2020 match in Copenhagen has been suspended due to a medical emergency.
- UEFA (@UEFA) June 12, 2021
Following the medical emergency, a crisis meeting was held between both teams and match officials. Further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET.
UEFA has confirmed that the player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.
The Danish FA have also confirmed that Eriksen is awake and will undergo further examinations at Rigshospitalet.
Following the medical emergency involving Denmark's player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET.
The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.
- UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 12, 2021
Danish FA says Eriksen is conscious and undergoing tests in hospital. https://t.co/UahZ4Uu6u5- Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) June 12, 2021
Christian Eriksen, the whole of football is with you.
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