Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 match against Finland has been suspended after star midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed during the first half in Copenhagen.
There were visible efforts from the medical staff to resuscitate Eriksen with CPR and a defibrillator, as his Danish teammates formed a wall around him.
Eriksen collapsed suddenly while running near the left touchline. The midfielder’s teammates formed a ring around him as medics pumped his chest just before halftime in their Group B clash.
Both teams subsequently left the field with officials holding up sheets to hide the stricken player from view.
A photographer at the game saw Eriksen raise his hand as he was carried from the pitch on a stretcher.
Updated: A statement has been issued by UEFA on twitter, it reads;
Following the request made by players of both teams, UEFA has agreed to restart the match between Denmark and Finland tonight at 20:30 CET (TBC).
The last four minutes of the first half will be played, there will then be a 5-minute half-time break followed by the second half.
Correction: Five minutes will be played at the end of the first half.