Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest, Denmark doctor confirms

Carlo Garganese
Christian Eriksen playing against Finland in Euro 2020

Christian Eriksen playing against Finland in Euro 2020

The doctor of the Denmark national team has confirmed that Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest and says that tests are being carried out to discover the cause.

Eriksen collapsed during his country's Euro 2020 group stage game with Finland on Saturday in Copenhagen, with referee Anthony Taylor urgently calling Denmark's medical staff onto the pitch.

READ MORE: Denmark coach explains why the match was finished

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.

Eriksen was revived and taken to hospital where he is now awake and stable as he undergoes tests in hospital, receiving supporting messages from across the football world.

Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest

Denmark’s team doctor Morten Bosen confirmed on Sunday that it was a cardiac arrest that caused Eriksen to collapse.

“We don’t have an explanation for what happened, I didn’t see what happened live, I watched on TV like all of you,” Bosen said.

“He was gone, we did CPR and there was a cardiac arrest. How close were we? I don’t know, we had him back, it was quite fast.

“We don’t have an explanation for what happened. He was gone, we did CPR and there was a cardiac arrest. How close were we? I don’t know, we had him back, it was quite fast."
-

“I am not a cardiologist, so I can’t say why it happened, I’ll leave this to the experts.

“That’s one of the reasons he’s still in the hospital. It is to find out what happened.

“He is awake and answers relevantly and clearly. The heart beats again.”

Meanwhile, Denmark’s football director Peter Møller says that the team’s players have received psychological support after what happened.

“The players have been very open and shown their true selves. Each has their way of tackling it and getting help accordingly. Some need to talk a lot. Others have not,” Moller said.

“We’ve had psychological help from the outside, everybody could express their feelings and how to solve the situation, we had a short brief and everybody was pleased.

“We were talking to each other, today we had the same people coming to the hotel so that players could express their thoughts talking singularly. We appreciate the help we could get from outside.

“The conversation with Christian had a massive impact on the players. It was a big boost for the players to see Christian on that screen, it was a lovely thing.”

Amidst much debate, Denmark’s match resumed later on Saturday evening and ended with a 1-0 win for Finland.