#Euro2021: Denmark vs. Finland suspended temporarily after Christian Eriksen collapses on the field

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Christian Eriksen of Denmark Collapses on Field

After a medical incident involving Denmark's Christian Eriksen, UEFA momentarily halted the Group B match between Denmark and Finland on Sunday.

Eriksen, Denmark's standout midfielder, dropped to the ground immediately before halftime after taking a touch on a throw-in at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark.

After his teammates urgently waved for aid, the team medical personnel rushed to treat the playmaker. He did not make touch with any opposing players before collapsing.

While the doctors cared for Eriksen for more than ten minutes, his Denmark teammates created a circle around him to prevent cameras from filming the sight. The medical intervention looked to entail chest compressions, based on the available footage. Eriksen was aware when he was stretchered from the field, according to a subsequent photograph provided to Getty Images.

The player was then moved to a local hospital and stabilized, according to UEFA.

Following the announcement of Eriksen's condition, UEFA declared that the Denmark-Finland match will continue at 2:30 p.m. ET, "following the request of both teams' players."

At the time of the incident in the 43rd minute, the score was 0-0, and the remaining minutes of the first half was played. Finland went on to win the match by a score of 1-0.

Peter Møller, the director of football for DBU, tells Danish TV that Denmark players spoke to Christian Eriksen before deciding to resume the game (h/t @kristensenjohnn) https://t.co/aMfAyUOPo3

When the players returned to the pitch, Finland's players cheered the Danish players as they exited: