Finland’s Players Applaud Denmark Back on to Pitch After Eriksen Collapse

June 12, 2021 06:24 PM
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Finland's players applauded Denmark back onto the pitch Saturday, June 12, as they returned to complete their opening Euro 2020 match after their midfielder Christian Eriksen was rushed to hospital after collapsing during the match. 

READ MORE: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was taken to a hospital Saturday after collapsing on the field during a match at the European Championship, leading to the game being suspended for more than 90 minutes. 

The governing body of European soccer said Eriksen has been stabilized and the Danish soccer federation said he was awake. 

"Christian Eriksen is awake and is undergoing further examinations at Rigshospitalet," the Danish federation wrote on Twitter. 

The Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland had been halted in the 43rd minute with the score 0-0 but was to resume at 8:30 p.m. local time. 

UEFA said both teams had held an emergency meeting before deciding to continue playing. The players came back out onto the field at around 7:15 p.m. to a huge ovation as they started warming up for a second time. 

Eriksen was given urgent medical attention on the field for about 10 minutes after collapsing near the end of the first half. He was then carried off on a stretcher. UEFA then announced the game had been suspended "due to a medical emergency."