Denmark failed to liven up the tribute to Christian Eriksen on Thursday with a victory over Belgium.

The Danes lost a lead and lost 1-2 to Belgium.

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Denmark took a surprising lead after two minutes via Yussuf Poulsen, who took advantage of a blunder in the Belgian defense.

Belgium recovered after the break and equalized via Thorgan Hazard, after which the returned Kevin De Bruyne gave the Belgians the victory.

Referee Björn Kuipers stopped the match after the tenth minute for a tribute to Eriksen.

The midfielder suffered a heart attack in the game against Finland on Saturday and had to be resuscitated on the field by medical staff.

The players, coaches and 25,000 spectators present clapped en masse for Eriksen, who is now doing well in the hospital that is located right next to the stadium in Copenhagen.

Earlier in the day it became clear that he will receive an internal defibrillator to prevent future heart problems.

With the victory over Denmark, Belgium is certain of a place in the eighth finals.

The Belgians previously won 3-0 against Russia and can no longer be passed by two countries based on a mutual result, even if it loses to number three Finland in the last group match on Monday.

Denmark, in turn, must win the last group match with Russia to keep a view of the last sixteen.

The team of national coach Kasper Hjulmand has not yet won a point after the previous defeat against Finland and can at most be third.

The players, referee Björn Kuipers and the 25,000 spectators clapped after the tenth minute for Christian Eriksen.

The players, referee Björn Kuipers and the 25,000 spectators clapped after the tenth minute for Christian Eriksen.

Photo: AFP