CHRISTIAN ERIKSeN is awake and stable after he collapsed during the Euro 2020 clash between Denmark and Finland last night.
The Denmark midfielder collapsed just before half-time yesterday evening, falling to the ground unconscious as the game was paused for a throw-in.
It immediately became apparent that Eriksen was dangerously ill, and medics performed CPR as his team-mates stood over him to protect the scene from being viewed by cameras.
Fans and Eriksen's wife were in tears as the cameras continued rolling and panned across the stadium- a move which some stations, including the BBC, are now facing public anger for.
The midfielder was eventually carried off the pitch on a stretcher, with reports stating that he may have been awake as he was carried away, and one photographer present stating he lifted his arm.
The Demark-Finland match was postponed for several hours, until reports that Christian Eriksen was conscious and in a stable condition in hospital.
A statement issued by Uefa read: "
"The match has been suspended due to a medical emergency which involved Denmark's Christian Eriksen. The player is now in hospital and in a stable condition.
"Uefa wishes Christian Eriksen a full and speedy recovery and wishes to thank both teams for their exemplary attitude."
The game eventually resumed later that night after "the request made by players of both teams": they completed the remaining five minutes of the first half, followed by a five minute half-time break and the full second half.
The match was won by Finland, who scored a goal in the second half.
Meanwhile, Belgium won three-nil against Russia, with striker Romelu Lukaku dedicating both of his goals to his Inter Milan teammate Eriksen.
Speaking after the match, Lukaku said:
"I enjoyed the game but for me, it was difficult to play because my mind was with my team-mate Christian Eriksen.
"I cried a lot because I was scared, obviously. You live strong moments together. I spent more time with him than with my family.
"My thoughts are with him, his girlfriend, his two kids and his family."