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.
Finland stars wore T-shirts which read ‘get well Christian’ ahead of their game with RussiaCredit: AP
Teemu Pukki was among the Finland stars to wear a T-shirt in tribute to EriksenCredit: Getty
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.
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.
Christian Eriksen took to Instagram to reassure his followers he is feeling betterCredit: Instagram @chriseriksen8
The world held its breath after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch
“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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Christian Eriksen’s life was saved by the fast reactions of team-mates and medics