Christian Eriksen sends greetings to Denmark teammates from hospital


The Danish football association, the DBU, has provided an update on Christian Eriksen’s condition, saying he is in a stable condition and will stay in hospital for further examinations.

The midfielder collapsed on the pitch towards the end of the first half of Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game against Finland. Eriksen was quickly attended to by medical staff and was given CPR while his teammates created a circular shield to prevent fans and TV cameras from looking in.

Eriksen was taken to the nearby hospital Rigshospitalet and the Danish FA tweeted that he was awake at 6.30pm on Saturday.

On Sunday morning it tweeted an update, which said: “This morning we have spoken to Christian Eriksen, who has sent his greetings to his teammates. His condition is stable, and he continues to be hospitalised for further examination.

“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.”

Denmark, according to the manager, Kasper Hjulmand, were given two options by Uefa: to play the game on the night or the following day. After hearing from Eriksen the players decided to go out on to the pitch again. Finland won 1-0 but as Hjulmand said after: “This was not about football”.

In its statement the Danish FA said: “We would like to thank everyone for the heartfelt messages to Christian from fans, players, the royal families from both Denmark and England, international associations, clubs etc.

“We encourage everyone to send their greetings to the Danish FA, where we will make sure they are all passed on to Christian and his family.”