After starting on an entertaining note with three goals from its opening match, Euro 2020 is gasping now not to bedevilled with a calamity of huge proportion.
In Saturday’s Euro 2020 game between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Danish star Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch causing the suspension of the match in the first half.
The match was stopped just minutes before half-time when players signalled the medical team to come onto the pitch to attend to Eriksen, who collapsed inside the Finland half.
Eriksen remained unmoved as the players and fans were at loss at the nature of the incident.
He was simply returning a pass to a throw-in taker but just fell forward as though he’d lost consciousness
Some of the Denmark players circled Eriksen so he could receive treatment in privacy.
With the half-time whistle not blown, the Finland players began to walk off the pitch in the 55th minute.
Eriksen was later carried off in a stretcher with the Denmark players surrounding him with a white cloth and some could not hold back the tears.
While the sporting world is optimistic Erkisen will come out of this, a lot of prayers are being offered on behalf of the former Tottenham and Inter Milan star.
On their part, UEFA have announced the game between the Scandinavian neighbours cannot continue due to a medical emergency.
The game was yet to produce any goals before the unfortunate incidence.