The Danish Football Association announced today, Thursday, that Christian Eriksen, the national team player, will implant a “defibrillator” after suffering a heart attack during the match against Finland at the European Championship “Euro 2020”.
“Many tests were performed on Christian’s heart. It was then decided that he should receive an ICD. The decision was necessary after ventricular fibrillation led to a heart attack,” Danish national team doctor Morten Boyssen said in a statement.
The Danish Football Association stated that Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest during Saturday’s match against Finland and was resuscitated on the field, had already agreed to this in hospital.
The Danish team will resume its matches in the tournament on Thursday for the first time since Eriksen collapsed in the match, which he lost with a goal against Finland.
The Danish team hosts its Belgian counterpart, the most prominent candidate to lead the second group, and the players stated that they are ready to play for their colleague, who is recovering from a heart attack. The Danish team resumed the match with Finland nearly two hours after it was stopped due to the collapse of Eriksen; But the team was clearly distracted.
It is possible that Kevin De Bruyne will participate with the Belgian national team after he missed the opening match, which his country won 3-0 over Russia due to a fracture in the face.
The Belgian team will qualify for the round of 16 if they win; But if the Danish team wins, all the teams in the group will have 3 points, after the Russian team beat its Finnish counterpart with a clean goal on Wednesday.