Christian Eriksen's World Cup dream is alive.

Nine months after his cardiac arrest at the EURO finals, the 30-year-old midfielder was called up to the Denmark national team again on Tuesday.

Eriksen is in coach Kasper Hjulmand's 23-man squad for the friendly internationals in the Netherlands and against Serbia.

"He's fit, he's really, really physically fit," Hjulmand said of Eriksen.

The level he showed after his return to Brentford was impressive.

There are also five Bundesliga players in Hjulmand's squad: in addition to Leipzig striker Yussuf Poulsen, there are Hoffenheim's Jacob Bruun Larsen, Wolfsburg's newcomer Jonas Wind and Jesper Lindström from Eintracht Frankfurt and Union Berlin's Frederik Rönnow.

The Danes play the Netherlands in Amsterdam on March 26 and three days later at home in Copenhagen against Serbia.

The team will prepare for this in Marbella, Spain.

It was only in mid-February that Eriksen, who had been fitted with a defibrillator, made his competitive comeback at English Premier League club FC Brentford.

So far he has been used in three league games for the promoted team, twice of which lasted 90 minutes.

Last weekend he provided the assist for the opening goal in the 2-0 win against Burnley FC.

Eriksen collapsed on June 12 in Denmark's first group game of the European Championship in Copenhagen against Finland and had to be resuscitated.

He narrowly escaped death.

Without Eriksen, the Danes later made it to the semifinals.

Eriksen had already declared in January that his goal was “to take part in the World Cup” in Qatar in November and December.