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

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…

  • Etienne Fermie

    MORNING FOOTBALL FANS

    Christian Eriksen "was gone" before he was resuscitated on the pitch, Denmark's team doctor has revealed.

    Football has united in support for the Inter Milan midfielder, who is said to be "stable" after collapsing during Saturday's 1-0 loss against Finland.

    And 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 as to why it happened.”

    Eriksen's Denmark team-mates have received psychological help.

    But manager Kasper Hjulmand criticised Uefa for asking his team if they wanted to resume the match.

    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.

    “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."

    But Hjulmand also revealed that Eriksen told him: “I think you are feeling worse than I am. I feel as if I’m about to go training now, boys.”  

    Meanwhile, ex-Bolton star Fabrice Muamba, who had to retire in 2012 after a similar horrifying experience, hailed the "brilliant" treatment Eriksen received.

    Muamba added: “The most important thing and number one priority for us all is to give Christian and his family space and time to heal and recover.” 

  • Ian Tuckey

    HELP FOR DANISH PLAYERS

    Christian Eriksen's team-mates received psychological support following the Denmark superstar's collapse i yesterday'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.

    “The conversation with Christian had a massive impact on the players."

  • Ian Tuckey

    MUAMBA: GIVE ERIKSEN TIME

    Fabrice Muamba says Christian Eriksen needs time and space to recover.

    Danish star Eriksen, 29, is stable in hospital having suffered a cardiac arrest against Finland.

    Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest in Saturday's game with Finland

    The incident had haunting echoes of Muamba’s own fight for life after collapsing while playing for Bolton against Tottenham in 2012.

    Muamba, forced to retire, tweeted: “This makes you realise how fragile life is and how quickly you can lose a loved one.

    “Like everyone, I am relieved to hear Christian is in a stable condition and that he is doing ok.

    “Credit of course must go to the brilliant medical staff who got to him so quickly and did an amazing job to make sure he was ok.

    “His team-mates who rallied around him also did a great job and should be really proud.

    “The most important thing and number one priority for us all is to give Christian and his family space and time to heal and recover.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    KANE JOINS WELL-WISHERS

    Christian Eriksen's former Spurs team-mate Harry Kane was among big names to send messages of "love" and support for Christian Eriksen on social media.

    And fans who were in the Copenhagen stadium where Eriksen collapsed gathered later outside Rigshospitalet to underline their feelings and support.

  • Ian Tuckey

    ERIKSEN 'REMEMBERED LITTLE'

    Denmark chief Kasper Hjulmand has revealed Christian Eriksen believes hsi team-mates were 'feeling worse' than him.

    Midfielder Eriksen is said to be stable after receiving CPR following his cardiac arrest against Finland yesterday.

    And Hjulmand says the Inter Milan superstar told him: "I think you are feeling worse than I am. I feel as if I'm about to go training now, boys."

    Hjulmand also said Eriksen himself is feeling positive.

    He added:"Christian is in good spirits and it's a huge relief for the players after all this uncertainty.

    "There is no doubt that we have been on the ropes."

  • Ian Tuckey

    DANES OFFER 'HEARTFELT' THANKS

    Denmark officials have thanked the football world for their 'heartfelt' help over Christian Eriksen's collapse.

    A spokesman said: "This morning we have spoken to Christian, who has sent his greetings to his team-mates.

    "The team and staff of the national team has received crisis assistance and will continue to be there for each other after yesterday's incident.

    "We would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt greetings."

  • 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"

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  • 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

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