Christian Eriksen 'stable and conscious' after collapsing during Finland clash

Cameron Smith
Christian Eriksen, Denmark, collapses during Finland match

Christian Eriksen, Denmark, collapses during Finland match

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen is in a 'stable' condition after collapsing during his country's European Championship group stage game with Finland.

The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder collapsed onto the floor in the closing stages of the first-half in Copenhagen, with English referee Anthony Taylor urgently calling Denmark's medical staff onto the pitch.

The medical staff performed CPR procedures on Eriksen, whilst his team-mates were visibly distraught as they formed a barrier to cover Eriksen's body from the public view.

The incident occurred off the ball, and the match was quickly abandoned by referee Taylor.

Following a long delay pictures emerged via Getty that showed Eriksen conscious on a stretcher leaving the field, while UEFA further confirmed that the playmaker had been transferred to hospital and has been stabilised.

England's planned media activities ahead of their Croatia match tomorrow but Saturday night's Belgium v Russia clash will go ahead.

The frightening incident imbued memories of Fabrice Muamba, the Bolton Wanderers player who collapsed during a match with Tottenham in 2012 and was revived en route to hospital.

Soon after the Danish FA confirmed that Eriksen was indeed conscious and was being transferred to a medical facility for further testing.

UPDATE 1935 GMT:

Eriksen is conscious and communicating with doctors, the Danish FA have confirmed.

UEFA consulted with the players and it was agreed that the remainder of the Denmark v Finland match would take place this evening.

Further reports (via AFP) state that Eriksen sent a message to the players urging them to finish the match.