UEFA invites Christian Eriksen and medics who rescued him, to Euro 2020 final

UEFA has invited Inter Milan midfielder and Denmark International Christian Eriksen and the medical attendants who had rescued his life during an on-field cardiac arrest to be present at the 2020 final of the European championship at Wembley on Sunday.


Danish midfielder Eriksen had collapsed on the spot at the pitch during his Euro 2020 opener’s first half against Finland and was performed CPR. The match was suspended temporarily due to the medical emergency where Christian was resuscitated in front of alarmed fans and a huge global TV audience. The match was later resumed after the player was awake and out of critical condition.

The European governing body of football UEFA invited the midfielder’s wife and six medics to the final clash but it’s not confirmed that Eriksen will attend. He is currently recovering at home after a successful operation.

“I am pleased, like a child on Christmas Eve,” said one of the paramedics Peder Ersgaard, to the Fagbladet FOA magazine.

Peter, felt honoured to get a VIP invitation from UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and told the above-mentioned magazine: “I am very proud of my efforts, but also the whole team. It was not a one-man effort.” 

Denmark players were traumatised seeing their players suffering on the pitch for life. They lost their first two group stage matches but came back stronger and advanced into the semi-finals to face England on Wednesday for booking a spot at the final.