Christian Eriksen news LIVE: Dane suffered cardiac arrest, Denmark team doctor says star 'was gone' – latest updates

Christian Eriksen news LIVE: Dane suffered cardiac arrest, Denmark team doctor says star 'was gone' – latest updates

June 13, 2021

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is stable in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest in Denmark's Euro 2020 game with Finland.

The match had been stopped after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field just before half time, receiving CPR shortly afterwards.

To the relief of the crowd, Eriksen woke up in hospital and is in stable condition.

The Danish team doctor has confirmed the Inter Milan star suffered a cardiac arrest and 'was gone' for a time on the field.

Follow all the latest with our live blog below…

  • Ian Tuckey

    DANES HAD PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP

    Denmark players players received psychological support following Christian Eriksen's collapse during Saturday's match against Finland.

    The squad was able to speak to the midfielder once he recovered slightly in hospital, and it was Eriksen who encouraged them to resume the match.

    Finland clapped their opponents back onto the field before beating them 1-0, but the result will probably not matter to the Danes after what happened to Eriksen.

    And Denmark Sporting Director Peter Moller revealed the players got the chance to express their feelings after the match finished.

    He said: "We had psychological help. We had four people come to our hotel last night. Everybody expressed their feelings and how they saw their situation.

    "Everybody was really pleased that we talked the situation through.

    "This morning we had the same people come to the hotel and players could express their feelings and thoughts with professional help.

    "We really appreciate the help we got from outside.

    "The conversation with Christian had a massive impact on the players. Christian was more concerned about the other players and it was a really big boost for them to see him on the screen. It was a lovely thing."

  • Ian Tuckey

    UEFA GAVE US 'TOUGH CHOICE'

    Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand has blasted Uefa for giving his players a 'tough choice' after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch on Saturday.

    The Danish gaffer also slammed the decision to resume the Euro 2020 clash against Finland later in the day.

    Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand has blasted Uefa for giving his players a 'tough decision' to make after Christian Eriksen collapsed

    He said: "I think it was the wrong thing to make the decision between the two scenarios in this case.

    "The players didn't know if they lost their best friend and they had to decide [whether to play].

    "I have a feeling we shouldn't have played, to just get on the bus and go home and see what the next days brought.

    "It was a tough message that the players had to try and make a decision. I have a sense that it was wrong the players were put in this situation.

    "I am really proud to be the coach of a team that responded the way they did. Football showed its best face. Team spirit, compassion and love is what football is really about."

  • Ian Tuckey

    DENMARK DOC: ERIKSEN HAD CARDIAC ARREEST

    Denmark's team doctor says Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest and "was gone" – before being resuscitated.

    Eriksen's collapse on the field against Finland yesterday afternoon shocked football but later in the evening he was "stable" and "awake" in hospital.

    Doc Morten Boesen said: "He was gone. We did cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest..

    "How close were we to losing him? I don't know, but we got him back after one defib [defibrillation] so that's quite fast.

    "The examinations that have been done so far look fine. We don't have an explanation to why it happened."

  • Ian Tuckey

    DENMARK SKIPPER HAILED FOR REACTIONS

    Denmark captain Simon Kjaer has received a lot of praise for his reaction after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch.

    Kjaer showed immense leadership and composure as he secured his team-mate’s neck, cleared his airwaves and administered CPR before medics arrived on the scene.

    The AC Milan defender was then seen consoling Eriksen’s wife Sabrina along with Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

    But of course, no one can count out the incredible work the medical team put together which saved the Inter Milan ace’s life

  • Kostas Lianos

    DENMARK PRESS CONFERENCE

    The team doctor Morten Boesen was asked to confirm whether Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest.

    He said: "Yeah, he was gone and we did cardiac resuscitation.

    "It was cardiac arrest, how close were we? I don't know.

    "We got him back after one defib. That’s quite fast"

    Credit: EPA
  • Kostas Lianos

    DENMARK PRESS CONFERENCE

    Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand claims the decision to finish the game on the same day was the "wrong decision".

    Hjulmand claimed it would have probably been best if they just got on the bus and went home.

    The Denmark boss doesn't agree with the fact that the players were asked to decide what will happen to the game

  • Kostas Lianos

    DENMARK PRESS CONFERENCE

    Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand said Christian Eriksen wanted the team to finish the game against Finland.

    Hjulmand said: "Typically Christian was concerned about us.

    "That's typical Christian, he's a hell of a player and what a person!

    "Christian feels best when his feet is closed to a football"

  • Kostas Lianos

    DENMARK PRESS CONFERENCE

    The team doctor Morten Boesen explains there is "no explanation" as to why Christian Eriksen collapsed in Denmark's game against Finland.

    Manager Kasper Hjulmand will try to reinstate normality as soon as possible so the players can focus on the tournament.

    Hjulmand is "confident" they can get back to their very best against Belgium

  • Kostas Lianos

    PRESS CONFERENCE

    Denmark's Football Association is set to hold a press conference at any moment.

    Sporting director Peter Moller, team doctor Morten Boesen and head coach Kasper Hjulmand will be attending.

    Of course most of it, if not all of it, will be based on Christian Eriksen's shock collapse yesterday against Finland.

    We will be bringing you all of the updates

  • Kostas Lianos

    ERIKSEN OVATION

    The Wembley crowd showed their appreciation to Denmark star Christian Eriksen before England's Euro 2020 opener against Croatia.

    Both sets of fans applauded Eriksen after the shocking scenes we witnessed in Copenhagen yesterday.

    The gesture was aimed at wishing the Tottenham star a full and swift recovery.

    Here's more:

  • Kostas Lianos

    CROATIA SUBS

    Here's who will be on Croatia's bench for today's opener with England.

    Manager Zlatko Dalic has put together a strong team in his starting line-up.

    Of course, the likes of Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic are not part of the squad as they have retired from international duty, just like Danijel Subasic and Ivan Strinic.

    Subs: Brekalo, Kalinic, Vlasic, Budimir, Pasalic, Skoric, Badelj, Petkovic, Juranovic, Sluga, Bradaric, Ivanusec.

  • Kostas Lianos

    CROATIA XI

    Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic, who led them to the 2018 World Cup Final, also appears set to play in a 4-3-3 formation.

    Domink Livakovic starts in goal with Sime Vrsaljko at right-back and Josko Gvardiol on the other side, while Domagoj Vida and Duje Caleta-Car team up at centre-back.

    Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic and Mateo Kovacic link up in midfield.

    Ante Rebic, Andrej Kramaric and Ivan Persisic lead the line

    Livakovic, Vrsaljko, Vida, Caleta-Car, Gvardiol, Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic, Rebic, Kramaric, Perisic

  • Kostas Lianos

    ENGLAND XI

    Here's England's starting line-up for their Euro 2020 opener against Croatia at Wembley Stadium.

    Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate seems to have opted for a 4-3-3 formation with Jordan Pickford between the sticks and Kyle Walker at right-back as well as Kieran Trippier on the other side, while John Stones and Tyrone Mings team up at centre-back.

    Kalvin Phillips, Mason Mount and Declan Rice team up in midfield.

    And Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling as well as Harry Kane lead the line

  • Kostas Lianos

    LUK AT THIS

    Inter Milan star Romelu Lukaku scored a brace yesterday during Belgium's 3-0 win over Russia in their Euro 2020 opener.

    Lukaku dedicated his opener to Inter team-mate Christian Eriksen after the shocking scenes we witnessed earlier that day.

    The ex-Chelsea and Manchester United star looked straight into the camera and said: "Chris, stay strong! I love you!"

    Check it out:

  • Kostas Lianos

    MORE ON ERIKSEN FUTURE

    Sanjay Sharma, a professor of sports cardiology at St George’s University in London who worked with Christian Eriksen during his time at Tottenham, explained the severity of the player's collapse.

    Sharma told PA news agency: "The fact he's stable and awake, his outlook is going to be very good.

    "I don't know whether he'll ever play football again.

    "Without putting it too bluntly, he died today, albeit for a few minutes, but he did die and would the medical professional allow him to die again? The answer is no"

  • Kostas Lianos

    LENO WISHES

    Arsenal ace Bernd Leno and the rest of the Germany squad have also shared some wishes for Christian Eriksen and his loved ones.

    The Germans’ official Twitter profile shared a picture of the entire team standing in front of Eriksen’s picture.

    All players, many of which have shared the pitch with the attacking midfielder throughout the years, were shown doing the thumbs-up gesture.

    Here’s what they tweeted:

  • Kostas Lianos

    BBC STATEMENT

    The BBC have apologised following complaints for showing Denmark star Christian Eriksen receiving emergency treatment during the Euro 2020 game against Finland.

    The BBC issued the following statement: “We apologise to anyone who was upset by the images broadcast.

    “In-stadium coverage is controlled by Uefa as the host broadcaster, and as soon as the match was suspended, we took our coverage off air as quickly as possible.”

    Host Gary Lineker also shared the following tweet:

  • Kostas Lianos

    TAYLOR PRAISE

    Referee Anthony Taylor has received a raft of praise for his quick reaction after Christian Eriksen’s collapse.

    It took Taylor just a few seconds until he stopped the game and called the medics onto the pitch.

    And of course the medical team did a great job treating and resuscitating Eriksen.

    The Inter Milan ace's condition continues to be stable

  • Kostas Lianos

    SIMON SAYS

    Denmark captain Simon Kjaer has received a lot of praise for his reaction after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch.

    Kjaer showed immense leadership and composure as he secured his team-mate's neck, cleared his airwaves and administered CPR before medics arrived on the scene.

    The AC Milan defender was then seen consoling Eriksen's wife Sabrina along with Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

    But of course, no one can count out the incredible work the medical team put together which saved the Inter Milan ace's life

  • Kostas Lianos

    ERIKSEN LATEST

    The Danish Football Association have released the following statement with all the latest news regarding Christian Eriksen’s health.

    The DBU have confirmed that Eriksen’s condition remains “stable” and will continue to be hospitalised for further examinations.

    Meanwhile, the Denmark national team and staff will continue to receive “crisis assistance” after yesterday’s scenes.

    Here’s their statement in full:

  • Kostas Lianos

    TEAM DOCTOR REACTS

    Denmark's team doctor Martin Boesen spoke to the media in a post-match interview after Christian Eriksen's collapse.

    Boesen said: "It was clear he was unconscious.

    "When I got to him he was on his side, he was breathing, I could feel a pulse, but suddenly that changed and we started to give him CPR.

    "The help came really fast from the medical team and the rest of the staff with their co-operation, and we did what we had to do and managed to get Christian back. He spoke to me before he was taken to hospital"

  • Kostas Lianos

    ERIKSEN POTENTIAL FUTURE

    Sanjay Sharma, a professor of sports cardiology at St George's University in London who worked with Christian Eriksen during his time at Tottenham, has claimed the Denmark international may never play professionally again after his collapse.

    Sharma also suggested that Eriksen suffered "cardiac arrest" during the Euro 2020 opener against Finland.

    He said: "His cardiac arrest has rocked the entire nation today and that's what happens. It's not just them that it affects, it's the psyche of so many people.

    "The good news is he will live, the bad news is he was coming to the end of his career, so would he play another professional football game? That I can't say.

    "In the UK he wouldn't play. We'd be very strict about it"

  • Kostas Lianos

    TOTTENHAM REACH OUT

    Tottenham have showed their support towards their former player Christian Eriksen following yesterday's shocking scenes in Copenhagen.

    Eriksen joined Spurs from Ajax in 2013 and quickly established himself as a key player.

    The attacking midfielder spent a total of seven years at Spurs and was part of the team that made it to the 2019 Champions League Final.

    The 29-year-old left the north Londoners in 2020 and joined Inter Milan

  • Kostas Lianos

    DENMARK 0 FINLAND 1

    Denmark and Finland's Euro 2020 opener was postponed after 41 minutes when Inter Milan star Christian Eriksen collapsed.

    Medical staff raced onto the pitch to give emergency treatment and CPR to Eriksen as his team-mates formed a protective shield around him.

    The attacking midfielder was seen conscious and sitting up on a stretcher while receiving oxygen as he was taken from the pitch.

    It’s been reported that the 29-year-old had a Facetime call with his Denmark team-mates and asked them to play the match as “he feels better now”.

    Finland won the game with Joel Pohjanpalo's winner after 59 minutes

  • Kostas Lianos

    HERE'S THE LATEST ON CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN,

    Christian Eriksen is in a "stable" condition and "awake" in hospital after collapsing during Denmark's Euro 2020 opener with Finland.

    The former Tottenham midfielder, 29, received CPR as he was surrounded by his worried team-mates after falling to the floor.

    Medical staff raced onto the pitch to give emergency treatment to the Inter Milan ace as his team-mates formed a protective shield around him.

    Eriksen was seen conscious and sitting up on a stretcher while receiving oxygen as he was taken from the pitch just after 6pm.

    It's been reported tonight that Eriksen had a Facetime call with his Denmark team-mates and asked them to play the match as “he feels better now”.

    The shocking scenes happened towards the end of the first half of the teams' opening Group B match.

    Following the distressing incident the match was abandoned, but was restarted at 7.30PM (GMT), with Finland winning 1-0.

    And Denmark head coach Kasper Hjulmand was understandably very emotional at the post-match news conference.

    He said: “First of all, if it gets emotional, it’s been a tough night. We are all reminded of what the most important thing in life is – to have valuable relationships, people we’re close to, our family and our friends.

    “We have a group of players that I cannot praise enough. I couldn’t be prouder of those people who took such good care of each other.

    “He is one of my very dear friends, the way the players talked in the dressing room to decide to not do anything before we knew Christian was conscious and OK.

    “We had two options to play the game [today] or tomorrow at 12pm and everyone agreed to play today.

    “You can’t play a game with such feelings. We tried to win. It was incredible they managed to go out and try to play the second half.

    “Honestly, there were players out there that were completely done. Emotionally done and emotionally exhausted.”

    Elsewhere, England’s match with Croatia is set to go ahead today as Gareth Southgate’s players sent their “best wishes” to Eriksen.

    Three Lions captain Harry Kane, who is close friends with former Spurs team-mate Eriksen, tonight tweeted: “Chris. I’m sending all my love to you and your family. Stay strong mate.”

    An FA spokesman said there was “no suggestion” England’s opening Group D clash at Wembley would be postponed.

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