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Football stunned as Denmark star Eriksen collapses

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Denmark star Christian Eriksen has been rushed to hospital after collapsing on the pitch mid-game - as distressing footage shows medics giving him CPR.

The 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder suddenly fell to the ground near the end of the first half during his side's clash with Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

Eriksen - a former Tottenham player - was given CPR by frantic medics who sprinted onto the pitch as his sobbing teammates formed a protective barrier around him. 

The player was then carried off the pitch in a stretcher while receiving oxygen shortly after 6 pm - as medics held up white sheets to shield him from prying eyes. 

Pictures later showed Eriksen sitting up on the stretcher with his eyes open - as UEFA confirmed he 'has been stabilised' in hospital.

And the Danish Football Union confirmed their star player 'is awake' and awaits further tests at the hospital. 

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A statement posted to UEFA's official Twitter account read: 'Following the medical emergency involving Denmark’s player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET.

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'The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.' 

English referee Anthony Taylor looked shocked following the incident,  with players seen crying and holding their hands to their heads in despair.

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The midfielder's wife - Sabrina Kvist - was seen crying on the touchline as she rushed down to the pitch along with several other Danish supporters inside the stadium.

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Danish supporters were also seen in tears while Eriksen was receiving urgent treatment. The match in Copenhagen was postponed just after 6 pm. 

Countless fans and fellow players rushed to Twitter to share their words of encouragement to Eriksen, as the player remains stable in hospital. 

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