Soccer star Christian Eriksen collapses on field

Medics rushed to perform CPR on the Danish soccer star as fans and teammates stood by in shock.
1:18 | 06/12/21

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tournament. Danish star Christian Eriksen collapsing on the field. Medics rushing in to perform cpr. Fans and fellow teammates standing by in shock. Here's ABC's Julia Macfarlane. Reporter: Tonight one of the world's leading stars collapsing at the euro 2020 tournament. Play is going to be halted. Reporter: Denmark's Christian Eriksen playing on his home turf in Copenhagen, suddenly stumbling and falling forward on the pitch just 43 minutes into the match against Finland. His teammates creating a circle around the midfielder, shielding him from cameras. Being in football for 20 plus years I've never seen a scene such as that, the panic on the players' faces. Reporter: Eriksen later carry on a stretcher and transferred to a hospital for treatment. The game suspended. As the world waited for news, concerned fans in a show of unity chanting his name, Christian Eriksen. Eriksen is now awake and stabilized in the hospital, and he'll be staying there for further examinations. Meanwhile, the match resumed at the request of players from both sides. Whit? Good to hear that encouraging news. All right, Julia, thank you.

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