Christian Eriksen back in Denmark squad for the first time since suffering a cardiac arrest

The Danish professional suffered a cardiac arrest last summer at the Euros 2020.


Christian Eriksen has been included in the Denmark squad after the horrific cardiac arrest suffered by the national in the Euros 2020. The game was called to an immediate halt to respond to the situation with the medics while playing for the country against Finland last summer.

The 30-year-old joined Brentford after being released by Inter Milan for a six months deal and made his first appearance for the club against Newcastle United. After he was subbed on, the playmaker received a standing ovation for appearing for the club despite the near life-ending situation. BBC Sports reported the national say after debut for his club, “If you take away the result, I’m one happy man. To go through what I’ve been through, being back is a wonderful feeling.” He was fitted with an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator which helped him to recover in the soonest.

Denmark plays friendlies against the Netherlands on 26 March and against Serbia on 29th March at home this summer.

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