UEFA does not agree with the criticism of Denmark-Finland's elimination on Saturday after Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest.

According to the European Football Association, the preferences of both European Championship teams have been listened carefully.

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"UEFA is confident that this matter has been handled with the utmost respect for the sensitive situation and for the players," a UEFA spokesperson told


on Monday


"It was decided not to resume the game until the two teams requested that the game be finished on the same night."

The Danish former top players Michael Laudrup and Peter Schmeichel, among others, lashed out at UEFA.

"The option was: play tonight or Sunday at noon," Laudrup said.

"I don't think this is a choice. UEFA should have just said: 'We don't play anymore tonight, then we'll see what the options are later.'"

The game in Copenhagen resumed on Saturday evening, just under two hours after Eriksen had to be resuscitated on the field.

After the midfielder spoke to his teammates from the hospital via video link, they played out the remaining 48 minutes.

Denmark lost the match 1-0.

According to UEFA, teams must be allowed to rest for at least 48 hours between matches.

"As a result, almost all other possibilities were crossed out," said the football association.

Under the circumstances, things are going well with 29-year-old Eriksen.

Denmark continues the European Championship on Thursday with a group match against Belgium.