Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was given chest compressions after collapsing on the field during a European Championship game against Finland.
Eriksen fell to the ground near the sideline late in the first half and was immediately surrounded by medical personnel.
His teammates formed a shielding wall around him to give him privacy as the medics treated him.
The Finland players huddled by their bench and eventually walked off the field while Eriksen was still getting treatment. Eriksen was carried off to a loud ovation.
In a tweet, Saturday afternoon the UEFA announced the match would be suspended “due to a medical emergency.”
Later, it tweeted that Eriksen left the field “stabilized” and was taken to hospital.
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
Christian Eriksen Hospitalized
The Danish Football Association has confirmed that Christian Eriksen is “awake” in hospital after collapsing during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland on Saturday.
The 29-year-old received CPR before the players were taken off the pitch and the match was postponed.
He was rushed to the hospital quickly and his condition is said to have been “stabilised” according to tournament organisers Uefa.
The incident happened as a throw-in was played towards him near the end of the first half. His teammates immediately surrounded him as he was being treated.
UEFA has since confirmed that the match had been suspended because of a medical emergency.
“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,” said Uefa.
“The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.”
The Group B game, which was still goalless at the time of suspension, would likely be replayed.