Christian Eriksen has stabilized after collapsing on the pitch during Denmark’s clash with Finland at Euro 2020.
After distressing scenes, in which CPR was administered to the midfield and defibrillators used, the players learned that Eriksen was fine and the game would resume.
The 29-year-old’s father confirmed he was awake, breathing and able to speak as he underwent further medical tests at a Copenhagen hospital.
Players on both sides were clearly in distress as medical staff tried to revive the Inter Milan midfielder, who crashed with no one near him.
Referee Anthony Taylor quickly summoned the medics, who got to work in seconds as the stadium stunned in silence.
The Group B clash, which was 0-0 when the shocking incident occurred in the 41st minute, was initially suspended after the prolonged and painful shutdown – but will now resume at 7:30 p.m. UK time , live on talkSPORT 2.
A UEFA statement read: “Following the request made by the players of both teams, UEFA has agreed to resume the game between Denmark and Finland this evening at 8:30 pm CET.
“The last four minutes of the first half will be played, then there will be a 5 minute break at half time followed by the second half.”
Fans from both nations stayed inside Parken Stadium chanting Eriksen’s name as the visibly distraught Danish players formed a shield to protect his privacy.
Reporting the match for talkSPORT 2, former Premier League striker Dean Ashton was very worried for ex-Tottenham star as the incident unfolded.
“He looked really bad,” Ashton said. “You can always tell how bad something is going by the reactions of players and supporters.
“These are very, very disturbing scenes and he received CPR.
“They are obviously in tears a lot of them. It is a horrible, horrible and disturbing scene.
Fabrice Muamba, the former Bolton midfielder who collapsed after suffering cardiac arrest during a televised FA Cup match in 2012, responded to the news of Eriksen’s collapse.
“Please God,” Muamba tweeted.
Eriksen’s former club Tottenham tweeted: “All our thoughts are with Christian Eriksen and his family.”
Meanwhile, England have canceled tonight’s press conference ahead of their Euro 2020 opener against Croatia at Wembley tomorrow.
The other Group B clash between Belgium and Russia will take place as scheduled at 8 p.m.