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Denmark vs Finland to RESTART at 7.30pm on players’ request with Christian Eriksen awake and stable


DENMARK’s match against Finland will restart at 7.30pm after both teams’ players requested to continue.

It had been stopped after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field just before hale time, receiving CPR shortly afterwards.

However, in encouraging news the Danish FA has confirmed Eriksen is now awake and stable in hospital.

That news was greeted with a huge roar from both Denmark and Finland fans at the Parken Stadium.

Follow all the latest with our live blog below…

  • DENMARK 0 FINLAND 0

    The game will now be restarting and stay with us at SunSport as we resume coverage.

    Mathias Jensen has been subbed on for Christian Eriksen.

  • IN THIS TOGETHER

    Emotional scenes in the ground as both Danish and Finnish teams shout Christian Eriksen’s name.

  • ‘OUT OF OUR CONTROL’

    Gary Lineker has apologised to BBC viewers after distressing images of Christian Eriksen were shown instead of cutting back to the studio.

  • RULES OF THE RESTART

    UEFA have confirmed that the last four minutes of the first half will be played upon the restart tonight.

    There will then be a 5-minute half-time break before the second 45 commences.

    Meanwhile, Belgium’s opener against Russia will go ahead as scheduled.

  • ERIKSEN STABLE

    UEFA have confirmed that tonight’s game will restart after players from both teams made requests to play on.

    Denmark’s FA confirmed their players have been reassured Christian Eriksen is stable after he regained consciousness as he left the pitch.

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  • GAME BACK ON

    The Danish FA have announced that the match against Finland will continue TONIGHT at 19:30pm.

    This has come after the Danish players have been reassured that Christian Eriksen is okay!

    The ex-Spurs star is awake and his condition remains stable. He is still in hospital undergoing further examinations.

  • ‘HE’S AWAKE’

    A very positive update from Christian Eriksen’s agent who has revealed the midfielder ‘breathes and can speak.’

    Martin Schoots claimed the Inter Milan star is awake after speaking to the player’s father.

  • TOTTENHAM TOGETHER

    Christian Eriksen’s former team Tottenham Hotspur have told him ‘get well soon’ after his frightening on-field collapse this afternoon.

    The Dane is understood to have been stabilised, and in hospital for further examinations.

  • WANYAMA BEST WISHES

    Christian Eriksen’s former Spurs team-mate Victor Wanyama has sent his thoughts to his friend after the Dane collapsed on the pitch during today’s match with Finland.

    The Kenyan played with Eriksen in North London between 2016 and 2020.

  • LAMELA THANKS GOD

    Christian Eriksen’s friend and former team-mate Erik Lamela has thanked God amid the news that the Dane has been stabilised.

    The midfielder received extensive CPR on the pitch after collapsing during his nation’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland.

  • FURTHER INFORMATION

    Uefa have confirmed that a crisis meeting has taken place between both teams and match officials – with more info to be released at 7:45pm.

    Crucially, Christian Eriksen has been stabilised and transferred to hospital.

  • ERIKSEN HOPE

    Christian Eriksen has been carried off the pitch with his eyes open and breathing after receiving extensive treatment on the pitch.

    The Dane collapsed just before half-time of his team’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland.

  • MUAMBA SPEAKS

    Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has sent his prayers to Christian Eriksen.

    The 33-year-old suffered a heart attack on the pitch at White Hart Lane in 2012, surviving after 78 minutes of treatment.

  • SPURRED ON

    Former club Tottenham Hotspur have sent their best wishes to Christian Eriksen.

    The midfielder starred for Spurs between 2013 and 2020.

  • WORRYING TIMES

    A few of the biggest faces in football showing their concerns towards Christian Eriksen.

    And an angry Ian Wright who had some words for the broadcasting team.

  • GET WELL SOON ERIKSEN

    The game has been postponed as confirmed by UEFA.

    It is really a tragic moment and we hope to be bringing you some good news as soon as possible.

  • UPDATE

    The Finland players have left the field and gone down the tunnel whilst the Danish players continue to show some support.

    We love football but this is much bigger than the game and we hope Christian Erisken can pull through.

     

     

  • DENMARK 0-0 FINLAND

    45+4. If you have just tuned in, Denmark hero Christian Eirksen suddenly fell to the ground in the middle of play earlier on in the game and all the players immediately signaled to the bench for the physio’s.

    They are still trying everything they can to resuscitate him.

  • DENMARK 0-0 FINLAND

    45. The physio’s are currently attending to the aid of Christian Eriksen but it’s not looking good.

    Every face in the stadium looking on in distraught.

    All prayers are going out to him.

  • DENMARK 0-0 FINLAND

    42. Chrisitan Eriksen has just gone down in a heap and it seems very serious.

    The players are looking in distress as the physio’s come dashing onto the field.

     

  • DENMARK 0-0 FINLAND

    40. As we approach the half-time whistle, it’s safe to say that Denmark have controlled a lot of the possession but they have really struggled to break down this resolute Finn side.

    Their best bet at the moment is just lofting balls into the box but again even that avenue is currently being blocked off.

    It’s been a sturdy first half for Finland, the nation will be proud.

  • DENMARK 0-0 FINLAND

    36. O’Shaughnessy is back on the field but he’s returning with some cotton buds up his nose to stop the blood from leaking.

    Good on you lad, it’s all part of the sport.

  • DENMARK 0-0 FINLAND

    33. As the corner came in, Daniel O’Shaughnessy clashed heads with what seems to be his own team-mate Joel Pohjanpalo.

    Anthony Taylor has stopped the game and it looks as if the defender will need to leave the field for some treatment.

  • DENMARK 0-0 FINLAND

    32. Christian Eriksen steps over another corner for Denmark.

    I’ve lost count on how many corners the Danes have had this half, it must be coming close to a record.

  • DENMARK 0-0 FINLAND

    30. OOOFF he’s going to feel that one in the morning.

    Joakim Maehl put in a dangerous cross aiming for his Dane team-mate Poulsen at the back-post which left Hradecky and Uronen both scrambling for the ball.

    And they ended up clashing into eachother leaving Uronen coming off worse

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