Christian Eriksen Health Update: Cause Of Collapse Confirmed

Cause of Christian Eriksen's collapse during Denmark's Euro 2020 fixture with Finland has been revealed by the Danish FA.

At a press conference arranged by the Danish football federation on Sunday afternoon, Boesen said: “He was gone. We did cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest.

“How close were we to losing him? I don’t know, but we got him back after one defib, so that’s quite fast.”

Denmark's sporting director Peter Moller, team doctor Morten Boesen and head coach Kasper Hjulmand were in roke the news, saying Eriksen suffered a heart attack.

The former Tottenham Hotspur star required resuscitation on the pitch while teammate formed a shield around him for privacy and fans fell into stunned silence.

Germany team doctor Tim Meyer told reporters: “Fundamentally, we and other nations follow two strategies: 1. We examine our players regularly for underlying health issues.

“The DFB does this comprehensively and I presume that the Danish FA does too.

“2. When such cases occur, it is vital that those involved are able to take the right steps. Doctors and trained medical personnel are on standby.

“We always have two defibrillators, in case one fails. The chain of command and communication is clearly defined and works well.

“I personally don't think the DFB need take further action. We can never completely rule out these cases but we are well prepared. In fact, you could say we do too much.

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“We consider the official recommendations as basic requirements, and we do even more.”

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