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Denmark's Christian Eriksen awake, stable after collapsing on field; Euro match will resume Saturday night

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A Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland was temporarilysuspended after Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field and received treatment.

UEFA said in a statement that Eriksen was transferred to a hospital and has been stabilized, while the Denmark FA added that he was awake and undergoing further examinations.

UEFA added that play would resume later on Saturday, “following the request made by players of both teams.” Five minutes at the end of the first half will be played, followed by a five-minute half-time break, then the second half.

“Moments like this put everything in life into perspective,” UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin said in a statement. “I wish Christian a full and speedy recovery and pray his family has strength and faith. At these times, the unity of the football family is so strong and he and his family carry with them the good wishes and prayers of everyone. I heard of fans of both teams chanting his name. Football is beautiful and Christian plays it beautifully.

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