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Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field on Saturday during the European Championship match between Denmark and Finland in Copenhagen.

The 29-year-old Danish midfielder had to be resuscitated on the spot.

Eriksen took a ball to his chest just before half-time at the height of the sideline and went to the ground with spinning eyes.

The medical staff of Denmark and Finland rushed to the player and after the medical personnel arrived at the stadium, CPR was started.

The duel was stopped.

The players from Denmark and Finland and the nearly 16,000 spectators in the stands watched with tearful eyes as the medics worked with Eriksen for minutes.

He was surrounded by all his teammates after fifteen minutes carried off the field by stretcher.

According to the Danish newspaper


, Eriksen was taken in an ambulance without flashing lights to a hospital a stone's throw from the stadium.

It is not known how Eriksen is doing at the moment.

The match has been suspended for the time being.

At the request of the European football association UEFA, the public is still present in the stadium pending more news.

The stadium speaker indicated that he will provide an update on Eriksen's situation if there is reason to do so.

Eriksen is one of Denmark's star players, for which he played his 109th international match on Saturday and scored 36 goals.

He is under contract with Internazionale, with whom he became champion of Italy this season.

In the past he was active at Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur.