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Eriksen FaceTimed Denmark teammates from hospital to tell them to continue game

The Danish football association informed Eriksen would undergo further tests

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The Euro 2020 Group B match between Denmark and Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday was all but overshadowed by the sudden collapse of Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen just before half-time. Though Finland won the match 1-0, the medical emergency involving Eriksen meant the match proceedings took second place.

That the match itself proceeded was a miracle of sorts. And credit for that apparently should go, in part, to Eriksen. Popular German sports news outlet ZDF sportstudio reported Eriksen spoke to his teammates via FaceTime call from hospital and asked them to continue the match as he was feeling better.

The match ended on a rousing note as Finland supporters cheered for Eriksen by chanting his name "Christian" and Danish fans responded by chanting his surname. Finnish supporters earned much respect when they threw their national flags on to the pitch to shield Eriksen from media when he collapsed.

Meanwhile, Eriksen was reported to be doing well in hospital. Danish FU (Football Union) director of football Peter Moller was quoted by media agencies on Sunday as saying, "He collapsed and got help and heart treatment on the field. He was fortunately awake when he left the stadium. We have been in contact with him, and the players have spoken with Christian. That's the good news. He is doing well...”

The Danish football association informed Eriksen would undergo further tests.


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