EM 2021: First photo of Christian Eriksen after hospitalization appeared
Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during the game between Denmark and Finland at the EM 2021. Now he is doing much better.
Update from Saturday, July 3rd, 2021, 8:41 p.m .: Christian Eriksen, who suffered a collapse on the pitch at the EM 2021 in Denmark’s group match against Finland and had to be re-occupied, is doing much better again. A little fan met the professional on the beach in Tisvilde, around 60 km north of Copenhagen, and took a picture with your idol. Eriksen was out with his girlfriend.
EM 2021: criticism of UEFA after Eriksen collapse
+++ 12.44 p.m .: After the collapse of Christian Eriksen, criticism of UEFA is getting louder. Denmark national coach Kasper Hjulmand said at a press conference on Tuesday morning: “I had the feeling that we and the players were being put under pressure.”
“It is undeniable that we were given two options by Uefa. I was there. I know it. There were only two options. And it was very, very clear.” After it was clear that Eriksen’s condition was stable, UEFA gave both teams the choice of either continuing the game the same evening or at 12 noon the next day.
The European umbrella organization had confirmed this fact several times, but rejected the allegations.
After Eriksen’s collapse: girlfriend thought he was dead
+++ 10:30 p.m .: After Christian Eriksen collapsed, Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel calmed his girlfriend down. He later told his father, Danish goalkeeper legend Peter Schmeichel, that she had believed Eriksen was dead.
Schmeichel senior told the British BBC what his son had told him about the tragic events: “He went over to her and said that Christian was breathing. She actually believed he had died,” said Peter Schmeichel.
After the collapse of Christian Eriksen: the team doctor speaks of cardiac arrest and has a suspicion
+++ 16:23: The Danish team doctor Morten Boesen confirmed at a press conference on Sunday that Christian Eriksen was close to death after his collapse on Saturday. “He was already gone. It was cardiac arrest,” said Boesen. Eriksen was “recovered with the help of a defibrillator”, “relatively quickly”.
Meanwhile, Eriksen’s treating doctor, cardiologist Jesper Kjärgaard, told TV2 on Sunday afternoon that the 29-year-old remains “stable”. There are also first findings. According to Kjärgaard, the first tests confirm the suspicion of a heart attack. But he also stated: “I think he will definitely bounce back.” Eriksen is currently at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. He will have to stay there for further investigations for the time being.
Team doctor gives the all-clear after Eriksen’s collapse
+++ 3.39 p.m .: Slight all-clear after Christian Eriksen’s collapse: After the drama in the European Championship game between Denmark and Finland, team doctor Morten Boesen reported at a press conference on the Inter-Star’s state of health. I spoke to Christian a few times today. He’s stable and doing well given the circumstances,” he explained, and: “The results so far are okay.”
He also confirmed that Eriksen was in contact with his teammates. The 29-year-old will remain in Copenhagen hospital for further tests. Sports director Peter Möller said that the entire Danish team held a video conference with Eriksen in the hospital on Sunday. “It was a huge relief for the players to have the opportunity to speak to Christian,” he said. “It was the best thing for me to see Christian smile,” added coach Kasper Hjulmand.
+++ 12.33 p.m .: At the press conference after the EM match between Denmark and Finland, the Danish team doctor Martin Boesen spoke about the minutes after Christian Eriksen’s collapse. “He was lying on his side, breathing and also had a pulse,” he reported, “but suddenly that changed and we started heart massage. We managed to get him back.” Eriksen was obviously “unconscious”.
EM 2021: Christian Eriksen’s condition is “stable”
+++ 11.37 a.m .: One day after his collapse in the EM match between Denmark and Finland, Christian Eriksen is in a “stable” condition. In a conversation on Sunday morning (June 13th, 2021), Inter Milan’s midfield star greeted his teammates, as reported by the Danish Football Association DBU. The 29-year-old is still in the hospital.
As the DBU further explained, the team and the support staff receive crisis support, they want to be there for each other. The association also thanked Eriksen for the warm greetings and recovery wishes from fans, players, clubs, associations and royal families.
EM 2021: Eriksen wrote to colleagues a few hours after the collapse
+++ 10.14 a.m .: After the collapse of Christian Eriksen in the EM match between Denmark and Finland on Saturday evening, Inter Milan’s managing director Beppe Moratta has now given the all-clear. “He’s doing a lot better. The nice thing is that he sent a message to our internal inter-chat. He reassured the team and said he would be back soon,” Moratta said on Sky Sport. Eriksen is currently under contract at Inter.
According to Moratta, Eriksen sent the message a few hours after his collapse. The Danish association had announced in the evening that the 29-year-old was conscious again and in a stable condition. According to Moratta, Inter is in close contact with the Danish doctors. Moratta didn’t know why Eriksen had suddenly collapsed either, but: “He wasn’t sick with Covid and he wasn’t vaccinated either.”
Meanwhile , after the collapse of Eriksen, there has been criticism of ZDF and its reporting. The accusation: The broadcaster should have stopped the transmission much earlier. The day after, the question also arises: Why was the EM game Denmark Finland continued despite the Eriksen collapse ? The Danish national coach Kasper Hjulmand then tried to find an explanation.
EM 2021: drama about Christian Eriksen – condition after collapse “stable”
Update from Sunday, June 13th, 2021, 7.22 a.m .: A dramatic incident caused shock at the European Football Championship: In the preliminary round match between Denmark and Finland, the Danish international Christian Eriksen collapsed, so that resuscitation measures had to be initiated on the field. Teammates and the audience were shocked, some of them cried. The Danish Football Association later said the 29-year-old Inter Milan player was “awake” in hospital and was already able to speak to his team-mates.
Eriksen collapsed on the pitch just before the end of the first half in the game against Finland. Rescue workers then began resuscitation measures on the lawn. The Danish players formed a circle around Eriksen to shield their teammate from view. As seen on TV, some of them, as well as bystanders, burst into tears. Eriksen was later taken off the field on a stretcher, shielded by tarpaulins, and transported to Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalen clinic. The Danish Football Association later announced on Twitter that the 29-year-old was “awake” in the hospital and his condition was “okay”. However, Eriksen still has to undergo a few medical tests.
Peter Möller from the Danish Football Association DBU said: “We were in contact with him, the players spoke to Christian.” This was “great news”. Eriksen is “doing well and they’re playing the game for him,” Möller added, referring to Eriksen and his teammates. Uefa explained that the continuation of the game had been decided at the request of the “players of both teams”. After the game had been interrupted for more than an hour and a half, the remaining minutes of the first half were played to the end at around 8.30 p.m. ZDF also resumed its transmission of the game, which had been interrupted in the meantime. The approximately 16,000 spectators in the Copenhagen stadium reacted to the continuation of the game with applause.
EM 2021: Game between Denmark and Finland continued
+++ 8:31 p.m .: The game between Denmark and Finland in Copenhagen has started again. Not an easy situation for the two teams – and the fans in the stadium.
+++ 8:27 p.m .: UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin commented on the Eriksen incident: “Moments like this put everything in life into perspective. I wish Christian a full and speedy recovery and pray for his family to have strength and faith. In these times, the unity of the football family is strong and he and his family carry everyone’s well wishes and prayers. I’ve heard fans of both teams chanting his name. Football is wonderful and Christian plays it wonderfully.”
+++ 8:12 p.m .: The game continues, as is now known. Both teams want to keep playing. The teams are slowly returning to the field. Restart is at 8:30 p.m. The remaining five minutes of the first half will be completed, followed by a five-minute break and then the second half.
EM 2021: Many reactions to the Eriksen drama
+++ 8:07 p.m .: There are reactions from all over the world to the dramatic incident involving Christian Eriksen at the EM 2021. “The entire Premier League is thinking of Christian Eriksen and his family,” tweeted the English Football Association FA. The Swedish Football Association tweeted: “We just landed in Spain and got the news about Christian Eriksen. Fight Christian!”
+++ 19:43: The Danish Football Association tweets that Christian Eriksen is awake and is being examined further in the hospital.
+++ 19:36: UEFA released a statement on Twitter: “Following the medical emergency involving Danish player Christian Eriksen, an emergency meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials, and further information will be announced at 19:45. The player was taken to the hospital and stabilized,” the European Football Association said.
EM 2021: Eriksen on the way to the hospital
+++ 19:27: The doctors in the stadium in Copenhagen give a “thumbs up”, as reported by the Kicker sports magazine. Eriksen is on his way to the hospital.
First report from June 12th, 2021, 7:15 p.m.: Copenhagen – During the EM 2021 game between Denmark and Finland, Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch while running and without external influence. Paramedics rushed over and took care of the 29-year-old from Inter Milan. His teammates stood in front of the player to shield him from view.
Christian Eriksen lay motionless on the ground and the doctors and paramedics immediately began chest compressions. At the moment it is still completely unclear how Eriksen is doing. The game was interrupted. It is very unlikely that there will be a sequel. (smr/nc/tu)