Finland stars wear T-shirts with get well message for Christian Eriksen in warm-up before Euro 2020 game vs Russia
FINLAND players wore T-shirts sporting a get-well message for Christian Eriksen ahead of their Euro 2020 clash with Russia.
The Denmark star, 29, shocked the globe when he collapsed on the pitch in the first-half of the 1-0 defeat to Finland.
It was later confirmed Eriksen had suffered a cardiac arrest – with the Dane now recovering in hospital.
And ahead of their second Group B game against Russia, Finland's players wore T-shirts which read 'get well Christian' while warming up.
With just 40 minutes gone in Denmark's tournament opener against Finland, Eriksen collapsed to the turf with no-one around him.
Captain Simon Kjaer rushed to save Eriksen's life by ensuring his airways were open before instructing his team to form a protective barrier around him.
As Kjaer went to console Eriksen's partner, medics performed CPR and used a defibrillator in a desperate fight to save the former Tottenham star's life.
Team doctor Morten Boesen confirmed he 'was gone' – but Eriksen is now on the mend and even posted a positive update on his health after the scare.
The Inter Milan midfielder took to Instagram to say: "Hello everyone.
"Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.
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"I'm fine – under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay.
"Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark. Best, Christian."
Throughout the ordeal, Finland have performed admirably in support of their fellow Scandinavians.
Nearby Finnish supporters handed over their flags to allow Eriksen to be carried off the pitch behind a cover following his collapse.
And Finland fans spontaneously chanted 'Christian' – to which Denmark supporters roared 'Eriksen' – in support after he was taken off the pitch.
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