“Following the medical emergency involving Denmark’s participant Christian Eriksen, a disaster assembly has taken place with each groups and match officers and additional info will likely be communicated at 19:45 CET,” European soccer’s ruling physique UEFA mentioned in an announcement on Twitter.
UEFA later introduced that the match could be resumed.
“Following the request made by gamers of each groups, UEFA has agreed to restart the match between Denmark and Finland tonight at 20:30 CET (TBC),” the tweet learn.
UEFA then mentioned that 5 minutes will likely be performed on the finish of the primary half and “there’ll then be a 5-minute half-time break adopted by the second half.”
When the match restarted, Finland gained 1-0 due to a 59th minute purpose from Joel Pohjanpalo.
Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg had the prospect the equalize from the penalty spot quarter-hour later, however noticed his tame effort saved by Lukas Hradecky.
‘Chris, I really like you’
After he collapsed, Eriksen’s Danish teammates fashioned a wall round him to guard the Inter Milan star from view as he was receiving remedy. Gamers from each groups, in addition to followers within the stadium, had been visibly distressed as Eriksen was being attended to by medics.
“The UEFA EURO 2020 match in Copenhagen has been suspended on account of a medical emergency,” UEFA mentioned in an earlier tweet.
Eriksen was ultimately stretchered off the pitch after a number of minutes, being shielded from view by the medics holding up blankets.
The 29-year-old midfielder at present performs membership soccer for Inter Milan, shifting to the Serie A aspect in 2020 after seven years with Tottenham Hotspur within the English Premier League.
The Danish talisman, who has greater than 100 caps for his nation, got here by means of the youth ranks at Ajax and began his skilled profession with the Dutch membership.
In Group B’s different match, Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring for Belgium over Russia and ran over to the digital camera to ship a message of help to his Inter teammate.
“Chris, Chris, sterkte jongen (Dutch for ‘want you energy/all one of the best’). I really like you!” he mentioned.
Saturday’s incident was harking back to Fabrice Muamba’s collapse in 2012, after the footballer suffered a cardiac arrest throughout Bolton’s FA Cup match towards Tottenham. Muamba ultimately recovered however needed to minimize his enjoying profession brief.
“Please God,” Muamba tweeted following Eriksen’s collapse.
“All of our ideas are with Christian Eriksen and his household,” his former membership Tottenham tweeted, whereas his Inter Milan teammate Ashley Younger wrote: “PLEASE BRO PLEASE.”
“Moments like this put the whole lot in life into perspective,” UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin mentioned in an announcement. “I want Christian a full and speedy restoration and pray his household has energy and religion.
“At these instances, the unity of the soccer household is so robust and he and his household carry with them the great needs and prayers of everybody. I heard of followers of each groups chanting his title. Soccer is gorgeous and Christian performs it superbly.”