Christian Eriksen taken to hospital after receiving CPR on pitch during Denmark vs Finland

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Christian Eriksen is awake and stable after receiving CPR on the pitch following a horror incident during Denmark vs Finland.

Eriksen fell to the turf during the first half of the Euro 2020 clash.

There was immediate concern from players of both countries, with his teammates forming a barrier around him.

Medical staff rushed on to the field of play and CPR was administered.

Eriksen's partner came on to the pitch and was consoled by Kasper Schmeichel, who himself was in tears.

The Finland players and match officials then left the pitch, before the fixture was officially suspended.

Eriksen's wife came on to the pitch
(Image: Pool via REUTERS)

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A screen was put up around Eriksen on the field of play while medics and the players remained by his side.

UEFA confirmed that, following the incident, Eriksen had been stabilised and taken to hospital.

In a statement, they said: "Following the medical emergency involving Denmark’s player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET.

"The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised."

Eriksen awake as he left the stadium on a stretcher
(Image: Pool via REUTERS)

Denmark also released a statement, confirming a further update on the fixture would be provided.

They said: "Christian Eriksen is awake and will have further examinations at the hospital.

"The match is temporarily postponed. New message comes at 19.45."

Eriksen, 29, has over 100 caps for his country.

He begun his career at Ajax before spending seven years at Tottenham, playing in over 200 Premier League fixtures for the north Londoners and helping them to the 2019 Champions League final.

Eriksen left Spurs for Inter Milan last year, where he currently plays his football.

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Before the positive update, Cesc Fabregas said in the the BBC studio: “I don’t even know what to say really.

“My body is shaking. All I can think about is Christian’s family and what they must be going through.

“It’s a very very sad moment and I pray for the very best.

“You realise that it is just a game. We need to enjoy every second and have passion for it but there are things that don't matter anymore; more important is his health.

“Enjoy what you have in life and be blessed. That is it. This is a big shock and a reminder for all of us."

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Fellow pundit and former England international Alex Scott added: “I can’t believe what we’re witnessing.

“I think football totally goes out of the window right now. You’re thinking about his family, all the rest of the players out there witnessing it as well.

"I actually just got on my phone and messaged my mum and told her I love her. I think it’s a reminder of how quickly life can change, just like that."

Eriksen's former club Tottenham were among the many clubs to send their well-wishes, tweeting: "Get well soon, Christian. The whole Spurs family is with you."

The midfielder was winning his 109th cap on Saturday as Denmark opened their Euro 2020 campaign.

He had enjoyed a strong end to his domestic season with Inter as the Milan side were crowned Serie A champions.

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