The football world has joined in solidarity to send messages of support to Christian Eriksen after he collapsed in Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland.
Eriksen fell to the ground just before half-time in his country’s first match of the postponed European Championship and received urgent medical attention on the pitch.
Medical staff attempted to resuscitate him and thankfully he was conscious when he was finally carried off the pitch on a stretcher.
He is said to be in a stable condition and talking and the match will now resume on the same evening now that both sets of players know he is okay.
A statement from Uefa read: ‘Christian Eriksen is awake and his condition remains stable.
‘He remains hospitalised at Rigshospitalet for further examinations.The match against Finland will be played tonight.
‘This happens after the players have been confirmed that Christian is okay. The match resumes at 20.30.’
As they awaited news of whether the game would continue, there was a poignant moment as fans of both nations chanted his name in unison.
In the same period, England stars Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham and Jack Grealish and Liverpool goalkeeper were among those to send their messages of love and support to the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder.
Oliver Dowden, the secretary of state for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport also wrote: ‘Awful scenes at Denmark v Finland Euros game. Thoughts with Christian Eriksen and his family.’
Gary Lineker, the former Tottenham Hotspur presenter and TV presenter said after news was confirmed he’s okay: ‘Thank heavens. Some hope. Thoughts are with him and his family.’
Football club accounts also tweeted messages, with Spurs – his former team – writing: ‘Get well soon, Christian. The whole Spurs family is with you.’
Their bitter north London rivals also wrote: ‘We’re thinking of Christian Eriksen, his family and @DBUfodbold tonight. Wishing you all the best in your recovery, Christian.’
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