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The football community has been left in shock after Denmark's game against Finland at Euro 2020 was suspended after Danish player Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch.
Eriksen went down after receiving the ball, with no Finnish players near him, and it became clear from the reactions of both sides that it was a serious medical emergency.
Members of both teams were visibly shocked and upset, as were the thousands of fans inside Copenhagen's Telia Parken stadium.
In the moments since he collapsed, there has been an outpouring of support and prayers for the Inter Milan midfielder.
Keeping Christian Eriksen in our thoughts and prayers. :pray:- Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 12, 2021
All our thoughts and prayers are with Christian Eriksen :pray::flag_dk:- Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 12, 2021
Our thoughts are with Christian Eriksen and his family at this time :pray::heart:- Ligue1 English (@Ligue1_ENG) June 12, 2021
One of the first to react to the unfolding tragedy was Fabrice Muamba, who himself needed resuscitation after entering cardiac arrest on the pitch during an FA Cup game between Tottenham and Bolton in March 2012.
Muamba simply tweeted: "Please God."
Football journalist Henry Winter added: "Thoughts and prayers with Christian Eriksen and his family."
Eriksen's former club Tottenham Hotspur tweeted: "All of our thoughts are with Christian Eriksen and his family."
Football and its rivalries go out the window in situations like this. Our thoughts and prayers are with Christian Eriksen, his family, friends and teammates at this distressing time. :heart::pray: pic.twitter.com/GyPqjsDifL- AFTV (@AFTVMedia) June 12, 2021
All of our thoughts are with Christian Eriksen and his family. :pray:- Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 12, 2021
No words. So, so distressing. Our hearts go out to Christian Eriksen and his family.- Football Ramble (@FootballRamble) June 12, 2021
Stay strong, Eriksen :pray:- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 12, 2021
After the emergency, the decision was taken to suspend the game with the scores level and 44 minutes of the game played.
English referee Anthony Taylor and some from the two teams left the field, with many of the Danish team remaining to form a protective shield around their teammate.
No update has yet been made on Eriksen's condition. It is not yet clear whether the late fixture between Belgium and Russia will take place.
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