After collapsing during yesterday’s game against Finland, the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, 29, received CPR while surrounded by distraught teammates.

As his teammates formed a protective shield around him, medical personnel raced onto the pitch to provide emergency treatment to the Inter Milan star.

Denmark’s captain, Simon Kjaer, was hailed as a “hero” for putting Eriksen in the recovery position while he was unconscious and performing CPR on his friend before medics arrived.

Eriksen was seen conscious and sitting up on a stretcher while receiving oxygen shortly after 6 p.m. as he was removed from the pitch.

According to reports, he had a Facetime call with his Denmark teammates and asked them to play the rest of the game because “he feels better now.”

Denmark teammates surround eriksen after he slumped

Denmark also provided an update on Eriksen’s condition on their Twitter page on Sunday morning.

“This morning we spoke with Christian Erisken, who has sent his greetings to his teammates,” it said.

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“His condition is stable, and he remains in the hospital for further evaluation.”

“The national team’s team and staff have received crisis assistance and will continue to support one another following yesterday’s incident.”

“We would like to thank everyone for their warm greetings to Christian Eriksen, including fans, players, the Royal Families of Denmark and England, international associations, clubs, and so on.”

“We encourage everyone to send their condolences to the Danish FA, who will ensure that they are all forwarded to Christian and his family.”

Eriksen received 13 minutes of medical treatment after the shocking scenes occurred near the end of the first half of the teams’ first Group B match.

Following the upsetting incident, the game was called off, but it was re-started at 7.30 p.m. (GMT), with Finland winning 1-0.

England captain Harry Kane, who is close friends with Eriksen’s former Tottenham Hotspur teammate, tweeted: “Chris. I’m sending you and your family my heartfelt condolences. Keep going, mate.”

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Eriksen was wished a “full and speedy recovery” by UEFA president Aleksander eferin.

“Moments like this put everything in life into perspective,” the football chief said in a statement.

“I wish Christian a full and speedy recovery and pray for the strength and faith of his family.”

“At this time, the football family’s unity is so strong, and he and his family carry with them everyone’s good wishes and prayers.”

“I heard both teams’ fans chanting his name. Football is a beautiful sport, and Christian excels at it.”

“I heard fans from both teams chanting his name. Football is a beautiful sport, and Christian is an excellent player.”

Fans from Denmark and Finland chanted Eriksen’s name together in the 16,000-person crowd at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium before the game resumed.

Eriksen, former Tottenham midfielder collapsed just before halftime as teammate Joakim Maehle threw the ball to him.

English referee Anthony Taylor immediately signaled for medical personnel to enter the field after Eriksen collapsed.

Martin Braithwaite and Thomas Delaney dashed towards their teammate, with Delaney desperately gesticulating for emergency medical assistance.

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Eriksen’s distraught coworkers were in tears as they looked in, worried.

Fans watched in horror as Danish physios treated the ex-Spurs player.

After emergency paramedics arrived, Eriksen was seen being stretchered off the field while conscious.

Sabrina Kvist Jensen, the midfielder’s wife, was seen in tears and being consoled by Danish players after rushing down to the pitch.

The match was called off due to a “medical emergency,” according to UEFA.

The BBC’s coverage of the game ended after viewers across the country saw the upsetting scenes.

However, viewers were outraged when the coverage did not cut away after Eriksen fell to the ground.

A BBC spokesman apologized for airing the distressing footage.

According to the spokesman: “We apologize to anyone who was offended by the images that were broadcast.

“As the host broadcaster, Uefa controls in-stadium coverage, and as soon as the match was suspended, we took our coverage off the air as soon as possible.”

Courtesy: Thesun

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