The Denmark-Finland Euro 2020 match was suspended after Denmark's Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field

The Denmark-Finland Euro 2020 match was suspended after Denmark's Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field
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Denmark players surround Christian Eriksen as he receives medical treatment after collapsing on the field.
Denmark players surround Christian Eriksen. Wolfgang Rattay/Pool via AP
  • A Euro 2020 game between Denmark and Finland was suspended after Christian Eriksen collapsed.

  • The Danish player collapsed just before halftime and got immediate medical attention on the field.

  • Eriksen was transferred to a hospital and has been stabilized.

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A scary scene unfolded near the halfway point of the third match of Euro 2020.

Midfielder Christian Eriksen of Denmark collapsed and fell to the ground just before halftime in the team's opening match of the tournament against Finland.

Players from both teams immediately called for medical attention, and the game was stopped.

The Danish team surrounded Eriksen for privacy. Still, medics could be seen performing chest compressions. Eriksen's partner made her way onto the field, and she was consoled by team captain Simon Kjaer.

In a heartwarming show of support, Finland fans threw their flags onto the field to help shield Eriksen as he was carried off. The match was suspended.

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A photo captured as Eriksen left the field appeared to show him conscious and receiving oxygen.

In a statement, the Union of European Football Associations said, "the player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilized."

Christian Eriksen carried off the field.
Christian Eriksen. FRIEDEMANN VOGEL/AFP via Getty Images

The Danish FA later said that Eriksen was "awake."

Eriksen is one of the greatest players in Danish soccer history, with 109 caps for his country since he made his debut in 2010 - putting him fourth on the all-time list.

The match between Denmark and Finland resumed on Saturday evening, after players on both sides had been assured that Eriksen was okay.

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