GENOA, ITALY - OCTOBER 24: Christian Eriksen of Inter looks on during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and Fc Internazionale at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on September 20, 2020 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)

The Inter midfielder went to ground during the match with Finland in Copenhagen, sparking immediate concern

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field during his country’s opening Euro 2020 match against Finland in Copenhagen.

The Inter star went down during the opening half of the Group B match and required extensive medical attention on the pitch.

His Danish team-mates and supporters in the ground were visbly distressed during what appeared to be a serious medical situation.

What happened?

Play came to a halt just before half-time as Eriksen, without any players around him, dropped to the ground.

Referee Anthony Taylor immediately blew his whistle and brought proceedings to a halt. Denmark and Finland immediately called for the medical staff, who raced onto the pitch to administer treatment.

His Danish team-mates formed a shield around him as the medics provided treatment, before white sheets were held up around him to provide privacy.

UEFA confirmed the match has been suspended.

Eriksen was eventually removed from the ground on a stretcher.

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