Christian Eriksen, who had to be resuscitated on the field on Saturday during the European Championship match Denmark-Finland (0-1), has spoken with his Danish teammates from hospital before the game in Copenhagen resumed.

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"The players spoke to Christian and then heard that he is doing well," Danish Football Association director Peter Møller told the Danish public broadcaster

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The 29-year-old Eriksen suddenly collapsed near the sideline at the end of the first half.

He was quickly assisted by the medical staff and taken to a hospital in Copenhagen after undergoing CPR on the field.

The Danish federation reported after about an hour that the former Ajax player is conscious.

The midfielder can talk and is doing well under the circumstances.

Then, in consultation with the players of Denmark and Finland, it was decided to resume the game.

Joel Pohjanpalo gave the Finns the victory with a goal in the sixtieth minute.

"Our players would not have wanted to continue if there was bad news about Christian," said Møller.

"No doubt they will be in shock and feeling a lot of adrenaline, but they wanted to play."

According to Møller, Eriksen regained consciousness before he was carried out of the stadium.

"He was helped very quickly and that saved him."

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