The Major League Soccer community expressed an outpouring of support for Christian Eriksen on Saturday after the Denmark national team midfielder unexpectedly collapsed during the first half of their Euro 2020 game against Finland.
The Group B match was suspended in the 43rd minute due to the medical emergency, with UEFA later relaying in a tweet that “the player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilized.” The Danish FA also tweeted that Eriksen was awake and undergoing examination at a local hospital.
Eriksen, who plays club soccer for Serie A side Inter Milan, was stretchered off the field at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. His teammates formed a human wall around him while medical professionals provided CPR.
The game later resumed, with Eriksen reportedly communicating with Denmark's players. Finland ultimately won, 1-0, via a goal from Joel Pohjanpalo in the 59th minute.