Eriksen, 29, the most famous Danish footballer in recent years, fainted before the end of the first half of the match in Copenhagen. Without contact with his opponent, he fell into the field. Before the medical services reached him, he was given first aid by team leader Simon Kjaer.
Eriksen was revived on the lawn for a long time, then he was brought on a stretcher and taken to the hospital. The procedure was successful, the player – as research showed – had a heart attack, but regained consciousness, stable condition, breathing on his own, and even spoke to his teammates, who asked them to finish the match.
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Dr Sharma worked with Eriksen during his time at Tottenham Hotspur. The Dane played for this London team in 2013-2020, and was a player for Inter Milan for a year and a half.
The sight of Eriksen falling to the ground briefly worried that the doctors might have missed something. Sharma admitted, “I thought, ‘Oh my God? Was there something we didn’t see? But I looked at all the test results and everything seemed fine’
“From the start of his game at the club, my job has been to get checkups every season. So it was definitely good until 2019, with no visible heart defect. I can confirm that because I’ve been doing checks” – added a cardiologist from St. George in London.
The match resumed after about two hours – Denmark lost 0-1 to Finland. In the second match of Group B, Belgium beat Russia 3-0 in St. Petersburg.
Denmark will play the next match on Thursday and Belgium will be their opponent in Copenhagen.
/Agence France-Presse / Hannah McKay Pool /France Press agency
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