Eriksen and medics who saved his life are invited to Euro 2020 final
Christian Eriksen, his wife and the six medics who saved his life are invited to Wembley to watch Euro 2020 final by UEFA… and Denmark star could yet see his country in Sunday’s showdown
- Denmark’s Christian Eriksen had suffered an on-field cardiac arrest on June 12
- Eriksen needed urgent treatment and his heart was restarted with a defibrillator
- Now recovering at home, Eriksen has been invited to attend the Euro 2020 final
- His wife and the six medics who saved his life in Copenhagen were also invited
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here
Christian Eriksen, his wife and the six paramedics who saved his life have been invited by UEFA to the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley on Sunday.
Eriksen’s agent says the Denmark player feels like he’s been a part of his country’s remarkable Euro 2020 run, as they travel to a stadium he knows well tonight.
Wembley, which Tottenham temporarily called home, will host the Danes almost four weeks after Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch in their opening group game against Finland.
Christian Eriksen and the six medics who saved his life have been invited to the Euro 2020 final
Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots told Sportsmail: ‘Christian still feels part of this group. Denmark is a small country — the bonds between players are very tight.’
There is no confirmation on whether Eriksen will be in London yet, but all six medics have accepted the invites.
One of them, Peder Ersgaard, has admitted he felt honoured to have received the VIP invitation from Aleksander Ceferin, the UEFA President.
‘I’m excited, like a child on Christmas Eve,’ he told Fagbladet FOA magazine.
Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest in Denmark’s first game of the tournament against Finland
‘I’m very proud of my efforts, but also of the whole team. It wasn’t a one-man effort.’
Denmark have defied the odds to reach the semi-finals of the tournament, where they take on England on Wednesday for a spot in the final.
Should they make it, Eriksen may be present in the stands to watch them lift the trophy for the first time since 1992.
Eriksen (right) is pictured here with a young fan on the beach in Denmark, in what is the first image of him since he left hospital following his cardiac arrest on June 12 in Copenhagen
Denmark’s competition opener in Copenhagen was suspended for over 90 minutes while Eriksen received treatment on the pitch, after he slumped to the ground unchallenged just before the half-time break.
Referee Anthony Taylor quickly realised the seriousness of the incident and waved for the medical team to race over to the scene, where they promptly set about trying to bring Eriksen back to life.
When it was confirmed that the former Tottenham man was conscious at a nearby hospital, the game continued, with Denmark losing 1-0.
They went on to beat Russia, however, to qualify from Group B behind Belgium, before knocking out Wales in the last-16 and edging to a 2-1 victory against Czech Republic to set up their meeting with the Three Lions.
Denmark take on England for a spot at the final at Wembley, and may face either Spain or Italy
Eriksen has watched all the action unfold from hospital and now at home, and he reportedly told his team-mates he was ‘proud’ of them after their quarter-final win.
Meanwhile, England and Denmark will unite in support of Eriksen before kick-off on Wednesday night, with the hosts handing over a signed shirt to their opponents.
Captain Harry Kane, a former team-mate of Eriksen at Tottenham, will present the jersey, which will have Eriksen’s name on the back, to Denmark skipper Simon Kjaer – who has been widely praised for his heroic intervention in the moments after the sudden collapse.
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