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1 Posted 12/06/2021 at 17:56:09
2 Posted 12/06/2021 at 17:57:39
Come on Christian
3 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:01:44
Please God the boy pulls through
4 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:06:32
Brings it all into perspective.
End of the day we all love the game.
Pull through Christian
5 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:07:52
Come on Christian lad pull through.
6 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:10:57
7 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:12:39
8 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:12:43
9 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:15:47
10 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:17:12
11 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:21:33
12 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:24:29
13 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:25:08
Apparently alive and stable
14 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:31:30
Following the medical emergency involving Denmark's player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET.
The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.
15 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:31:53
16 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:31:54
Thanks for that mate.
17 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:32:00
18 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:32:19
19 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:34:04
The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.
20 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:35:07
In regards to his condition, that's with the medics now. But it is far better than it seemed 20 minutes ago.
21 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:35:12
22 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:37:15
23 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:37:43
24 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:39:09
25 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:39:30
26 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:41:46
Unbelievably good news that he's apparently awake and with very good doctors and nurses. I'm so relieved for his children and nearest and dearest, that must have been impossible to endure.
27 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:45:33
28 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:46:19
29 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:46:33
30 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:53:44
31 Posted 12/06/2021 at 18:55:36
33 Posted 12/06/2021 at 19:20:24
Puts football in perspective.
34 Posted 12/06/2021 at 19:24:22
Following the request made by players of both teams, UEFA has agreed to restart the match between Denmark and Finland tonight at 20:30 CET.
The last four minutes of the first half will be played, there will then be a 5-minute half-time break followed by the second half.
The Belgium v Russia game is also going ahead as planned
35 Posted 12/06/2021 at 19:30:48
It looked very much like a moment I've seen many times, the on-court heart attack that took the life of an American college basketball star named Hank Gathers 30 years ago.
I am so profoundly glad that this has had a different outcome. Wishing Eriksen and his family nothing but the best.
36 Posted 12/06/2021 at 19:35:30
37 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:02:13
I'm amazed that both groups of players have requested that the game restarts and continues and that UEFA have agreed to that.
This is a deeply scarring psychological event. There must be positive news from the hospital for them to make that call.
Still, with the outpouring of sympathy and wishes of goodwill from all quarters, it's good to see how all rally around at such moments. The fans in the stadium showing the game at it's finest with Finnish fans chanting 'Christian' and Danish fans answering with 'Eriksen'.
Quite a few current and past team mates of Christian lining up in the next game for Belgium also. Can't be easy for any of them.
38 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:06:32
39 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:07:10
Watching Rom now playing against Russia... gotta wonder how he can possibly keep his mind on the game. They are close friends -- I remember reading that Rom went out of his way to help Eriksen bed in at Inter, including coaching him to learn Italian.
40 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:11:14
41 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:13:04
42 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:13:53
43 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:14:38
44 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:15:36
45 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:15:55
46 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:16:20
47 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:17:21
48 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:17:54
A scuffer of goals he was called.
49 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:19:00
50 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:30:28
51 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:37:42
I might be miles off, but I'm just glad we are not talking about the death of Christian Erickson, because life is definitely the most precious thingðŸ™
52 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:41:26
You are correct Rom was given so much stick.
53 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:43:24
54 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:46:39
55 Posted 12/06/2021 at 20:50:57
But the Danish players today I thought were incredible. Standing in unity with tears in their eyes whilst one of their own fought for his life receiving CPR.
Takes amazing courage to do what that Danish squad did today. I'm English but I'm bloody proud of them.
Watching it live was just awful. I'm just glad that Christian gets to see his wife and young child again. Nothing else matters in this tournament now except that.
56 Posted 12/06/2021 at 21:00:29
Hastily arranged just last week to be played in CV-19 ravaged Brazil because neighbours Argentinia were deemed unfit to stage the competition due to being ravaged by CV-19 at a lesser degree than Brazil.
The hosts Brazil open the tournament v Venezuela on Sunday. Venezuela arrived on Friday. Two players didn't make the journey because they tested positive for CV-19. Tests in Brazil today have come back positive for 12 (TWELVE!!!) members of the Venezuela squad (players and coaches).
Cracking idea this by CONMEBOL, the continental governing body, to insist on the tournament going ahead. Three major sponsors - including MasterCard - have withdrawn their sponsorship of the CA as a result, not wishing their brand to be smeared by association.
57 Posted 12/06/2021 at 21:04:46
Such a relief that he is awake and was able to speak. I do really hope he recovers well.
His teammates must be emotionally drained after agreeing to complete the match. Amazing sportsmanship also from our Nordic friends from Finland.
Believe it or not it is more relaxing to support Everton than Denmark.
58 Posted 12/06/2021 at 21:06:38
I guess football is considered more important than life itself hey Jay?
59 Posted 12/06/2021 at 21:12:17
This has more to do with Bolsonaro looking to boost his plummeting popularity as a Parliamentary enquiry daily exposes the government's criminal failings during the pandemic.
To misquote Marx, in Brazil 'football is the opiate of the masses.'
60 Posted 12/06/2021 at 21:18:22
61 Posted 12/06/2021 at 21:40:43
Given the opportunity though I'd have him back heart beat right now. Beast of a man.
62 Posted 12/06/2021 at 22:06:42
The Finnish fans chanted "Christian"
The Danish fans responded with "Eriksen"
The beautiful game personified.
63 Posted 12/06/2021 at 22:48:09
Dave #54, amen.
Brisk debate among former players on US TV after Belgium's win, over whether the Denmark/Finland game should have gone forward. Consensus was that UEFA should have suspended the game and resumed tomorrow morning.
My instinctive feeling is that UEFA did the right thing in letting the players make the call. A bunch of guys in suits who never played the game -- and who typically are imperious in ignoring the wishes of players and fans -- chose to defer to Europe's top professionals, who in turn chose to resume.
Thoughts here? Did the suits abandon their responsibility by not suspending the game? Or did they properly (and perhaps for the first time ever) cede the decision to the players?
64 Posted 12/06/2021 at 23:04:43
After the COVID19,, this was a tremendous example of human spirit and football, joining together to the greater cause.
Best wishes and a full recovery to Christian Eriksen and his Family.
65 Posted 12/06/2021 at 23:12:42
66 Posted 12/06/2021 at 23:43:53
67 Posted 13/06/2021 at 00:50:21
That was terrifying. Thank God his team mates and the medics reacted so quickly. The game was always going to be immaterial after that but your players showed a lot of courage and stoicism. I particularly felt for Schmeichel who was on hand at the deadly helicopter crash at Leicester. Best wishes to Christian and all of Denmark
68 Posted 13/06/2021 at 00:57:34
The Danish manager said the alternative was to play it at noon tomorrow. None of the players expect to sleep well after today so they decided just to get on with it.
69 Posted 13/06/2021 at 06:19:34
I don't give a fuck about this game.
I don't give a fuck about whether it was "proper" or not to play the game after the incident.
I don't give a flying fuck about soccer.
There's more important things.
I watched a man die, I watched a medical team revive him. I watched a man given CPR on the field.
I'm just glad he's alive.
It's a game.
That was the single most distressing thing I've ever seen watching sport, and I'm just glad Christian Ericksen is alive.
That affected me. In the extreme. I held my Dad's hand while he died. This brought back awful memories intentionally pushed to the back of my brain. I never wish to see anything like that again, and I'm so, so happy that young man is alive.
70 Posted 13/06/2021 at 06:42:10
Simon KjÃ¦r had been in contact with Eriksen before the decision was taken. The players had not wanted to continue without knowledge that Eriksen was safe.
They must have been completely mentally drained. The manager also stated that Simon KjÃ¦r was unable to complete the game and was substituted. KjÃ¦r lives in Milan like Eriksen and they are apparently very close.
As a side note I feel a bit sorry for the Finnish team. I think they participate for the first time in a Euro Final and they win their first match. I would believe it was a huge and historical result for Finland and they could hardly celebrate it. But big credit for them for their sportsmanship throughout the night and in particular when they applauded the danish players while reentering the field.
71 Posted 13/06/2021 at 06:58:26
Whether that was Finland's first Euro win or their hundredth?
Doesn't matter. Inconsequential. Means shit.
And yes, credit the Finnish fans, and frankly credit humanity, who stopped in their tracks and recognized what's truly important.
72 Posted 13/06/2021 at 07:20:10
We despair at some of the managers of the top teams, who want to introduce more subs and to play less games, and although we don't agree with it, maybe it's because it's still a sport to us, but it's nothing but a big business to them, and getting paid to be fit, is actually quite dangerous, the way these, what can now only be described as super-athletes (10/11 months a year at full throttle?) are continuously pushed to the limits?
73 Posted 13/06/2021 at 10:01:54
The old fella and I had a chat by text about it today. He drew much the same conclusions as I did, although he did make an interesting point. My old man reminded me that at the Munich Olympic Games when the Israeli athletes were kidnapped by a group of terrorist maniacs, disgracefully and shamefully the games carried on whilst they were held captive. And at the Atlanta Olympics, not even a fatal bombing would cause a temporary suspension of proceedings.
It is very heartening that so few people felt the game should have been played at all in lieu of events. I had certainly lost all appetite for watching it. It's a world away from "the show must go on" attitudes of not so long ago.
And although last night's events were frightening and distressing to watch, I feel I must take umbrage at the likes of Gary Lineker and Craig Burley. "The most distressing thing I've ever seen on a football pitch" "Horrific"
Heysel? Valley Parade? Hillsborough?
I wish Jamie Crowley I too could say last night was the single most distressing thing I've seen watching sport. But sadly it's not even the single most distressing thing I've seen watching football. We have come a long way.
74 Posted 13/06/2021 at 12:18:20
Incredibly sad to see and what a reaction from the players and which ever player it was that effectively saved his life by his prompt actions before the medics could get to him to recover him.
And to see his poor distressed wife on the pitch. Not nice and moments like this always puts life as well as football into perspective.
Best wishes and speedy recovery Christian.
75 Posted 13/06/2021 at 12:20:29
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