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Denmark and Belgium pause the game to pay tribute to Eriksen

Thu 17 June 2021 | 17:48

Christian Eriksen was applauded during Denmark’s second Euro 2020 clash against Belgium.

Christian Eriksen

was given emergency CPR on the pitch after he collapsed just before half-time in Saturday's match between

Denmark

and

Finland

. The player was immediately taken to hospital, where his condition was stabilized. It was later revealed that Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener.

In recent days, many football stars, who have been concerned with Eriksen’s condition, sent him inspiring messages.

As expected, Denmark’s second group stage clash against

Belgium

, which was held today, was also affected by the incident.

Ten minutes into the game, the referee paused the game and the players and fans of both teams stood and applauded the Danish playmaker for a minute.

It was confirmed by Denmark team doctor today that the 29-year-old midfielder will have to use a heart-starting device (ICD) from now on; a device which uses electrical pulses to regulate any dangerous heart rhythms.


source: SportMob