Copenhagen (AFP)

Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, who suffered cardiac arrest during the Denmark-Finland match on Saturday, said "he was fine despite the circumstances" in a message posted on his Instagram account Tuesday.

"I still have to do some tests in the hospital but I feel good," he wrote under a picture of himself smiling, thumbs up, on his hospital bed.

"Now I will support the guys from the Danish team for the next matches. Play for all of Denmark," added the 29-year-old, who also thanked his fans for all their messages.

Saturday, towards the end of the first period of Denmark-Finland, far from the ball and any opponent, Eriksen suddenly collapsed on the field, his eyes rolled back.

Sunday, the selection doctor Morten Boesen said he had "no explanation" for this discomfort.

"He was gone and we did a cardiac massage to revive him. It was a cardiac arrest," he explained.

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