'Fight for your life': Drogba among stars wishing Eriksen well

‘We pray for you’: Fabrice Muamba, Jadon Sancho and Didier Drogba among stars to send Christian Eriksen messages of support after Denmark star collapsed against Finland… as England cancel their pre-Croatia press conference

  • Figures from the world of football have sent best wishes to Christian Eriksen
  • Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s Euro 2020 fixture against Finland  
  • Fabrice Muamba, who collapsed on the pitch in 2012, sent a message of support 
  • Denmark announced that Eriksen is awake and undergoing further examinations 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.

Prominent figures from the world of football have sent their best wishes to Christian Eriksen after the midfielder collapsed during Denmark’s Euro 2020 game against Finland.

Eriksen collapsed as a throw-in was taken towards him towards the end of the first half at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, with medical staff being called onto the pitch immediately to apply CPR and the game subsequently being postponed. 

Denmark tweeted to say: that Eriksen is now awake Christian Eriksen is AWAKE and is undergoing further examinations at Rigshospitalet”. 

Warning: the following images may be distressing for some readers 

Stars from the football world sent their best wishes to Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen

Eriksen collapsed after a throw in was taken towards him in Denmark’s game versus Finland

Following the incident England cancelled their pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s game against Croatia. 

Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba was among the stars to wish Eriksen well. 

Drogba wrote: ‘Fight for your life #eriksen we pray for you.’ 

Fabrice Muamba, who collapsed on the pitch at White Hart Lane while playing for Bolton against Tottenham in 2012, tweeted: ‘Please God’.

Fabrice Muamba, who collapsed playing for Bolton in 2012, tweeted his support for Eriksen

Tottenham, for whom Eriksen made 305 appearances between 2013 and 2020, wrote: ‘All of our thoughts are with Christian Eriksen and his family.’ 

Eriksen’s current club Inter wrote: ‘Forza Chris, all of our thoughts are with you!’.

England tweeted: ‘Our thoughts this evening are with Christian Eriksen and his family, and all connected with @DBUfodbold

England winger Jadon Sancho wrote: My prayers go out to’ followed by the Danish flag, a broken heart and a praying emoji.

Gareth Southgate’s England cancelled their pre-Croatia press conference after the incident

Cesc Fabregas, who was covering the game as a pundit, tweeted four praying emojis.

Gary Lineker tweeted: ‘Goodness me, this looks truly awful.’

Pundit Micah Richards wrote: ‘Praying for you christian eriksen!’. 

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson wrote: ‘Praying for you Eriksen!’ 

Dutch midfielder Marten de Roon wrote: ‘This is heartbreaking to see. Also please stop sharing videos of Christian or his girlfriend and cut off the cameras.’

Former Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil wrote: ‘Shocked. We’re all with you, Christian Eriksen. Please be ok.’

Jesse Lingard wrote: ‘Thoughts and prayers go out to christian eriksen and his family praying everything is ok’.

Tottenham defender Sergio Reguilon wrote: ‘Eriksen’ accompanied by praying and heart emojis.

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga tweeted three praying emojis. 

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