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Christian Eriksen Says He Feels 'Fine Under The Circumstances'

Jun 15, 2021 1:21 PM

Christian Eriksen said he feels "fine -- under the circumstances" in his first message to fans since suffering a cardiac arrest in Denmark's opening match of the Euro Championship.

Eriksen is still in hospital awaiting further tests as they seek to determine what caused his cardiac arrest. But in his first official communication since collapsing, Eriksen said: "Hello everyone, Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.

"I'm fine -- under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel OK. Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark. Best, Christian."

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Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes First Man To Play In Five Euros

Jun 15, 2021 1:20 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first man to play in five European Championship tournaments. 

Ronaldo debuted in 2004 with Portugal and has played in 22 matches. 

"This is my fifth European Championship but for me it feels as though it's my first," Ronaldo said ahead of Tuesday's game.

Portugal won the tournament in 2016, though he exited the final match against France early with an injury.

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Christian Eriksen Suffered Cardiac Arrest, 'Gone' Before Resuscitated

Jun 13, 2021 12:53 PM

Christian Eriksen was "gone" before he was resuscitated after suffering a cardiac arrest, the team's doctor, Morten Boesen, said in a news conference Sunday.

Eriksen is in stable condition after being taken to a hospital in Copenhagen after he collapsed on the pitch. 

"He was gone, and we did cardiac resuscitation. It was a cardiac arrest," Boesen said. "How close were we [to losing Eriksen]? I don't know.

"We got him back after one defibrillator, so that's quite fast. I'm not a cardiologist, so the details I will leave to the experts at the hospital."

Eriksen had just played a short pass when he fell facedown onto the ground and was given urgent medical attention for around 10 minutes.

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Tags: Internazionale, Injury, UEFA Euro

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Christian Eriksen Stable, Awake At Hospital After Collapse

Jun 13, 2021 8:43 AM

Christian Eriksen was awake at a hospital and stabilized after he collapsed on the pitch during the first half of Denmark's match against Finland. 

"We have spoken to Christian Eriksen, who has sent his greetings to his teammates. His condition is stable, and he continues to be hospitalized for further examination," wrote the Danish federation in a statement.

Danish football federation director Peter Moeller said Eriksen got a "heart massage" while being treated on the field.

"He fell over and got help and heart massage on the field," Moeller told Danish public broadcaster DR. "He was fortunately awake when he left stadium."


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Tags: Internazionale, UEFA Euro

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Christian Eriksen Collapses On Pitch, Denmark-Finland Match Postponed

Jun 12, 2021 1:23 PM

Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field as he went to take a throw-in during the first half of Denmark's match against Finland.

Eriksen was walking towards the sideline and was clearly struggling to make his way across. As the ball was thrown in his direction, it hit him and he fell to the ground.

Players from both sides looked on with concern as medics administered CPR. The match was officially postponed on 43 minutes with the score at 0-0.

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Tags: Internazionale, Injury, UEFA Euro

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Diego Llorente Tests Positive For COVID-19, Spain Expects More Cases

Jun 8, 2021 8:48 PM

Diego Llorente has tested positive for COVID-19 and Spain is anticipating additional positives in the coming days.

Sergio Busquets returned a positive test on Sunday. 

In the wake of Busquets' positive test, Spain called up six senior players -- Kepa Arrizabalaga, Raul Albiol, Carlos Soler, Brais Mendez, Pablo Fornals and Rodrigo Moreno -- to form a parallel training bubble so they could be called upon for the Euro tournament if needs be.

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Kevin De Bruyne Fractures Nose, Left Eye Socket

May 30, 2021 2:04 PM

Kevin De Bruyne suffered a fractured nose and an orbital fracture to his eye socket during the Champions League Final.

De Bruyne, who collided with Antonio Rudiger in the match, is questionable for the European Championship.

De Bruyne could return for Belgium wearing a protective mask. 

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez criticized Rudiger for the challenge.

“For me, it was excessive force and it was reckless. And it should have been a red card. Kevin is not a player that goes down for no reason. You can see the pain and it’s a swollen eye," said Martinez.  

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Tags: Belgium, Injury, UEFA Euro

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Didier Deschamps To Call Up Karim Benzema For Euro 2020

May 18, 2021 8:33 AM

Didier Deschamps will call up Karim Benzema to France's 26-man squad for Euro 2020. The decision comes more than five years since Benzema's last cap.

Deschamps and Benzema fell out over Benzema's alleged involvement in the Mathieu Valbuena sex tape scandal.

In an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca, Benzema accused Deschamps of having "bowed to the pressure of a racist part of France" when agreeing to leave him out of the squad.

Benzema has scored 22 goals and eight assists in 33 league matches this season.

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Tags: France, Real Madrid, UEFA Euro

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UEFA Postpones Euro 2020 Until 2021

Mar 17, 2020 11:08 AM

UEFA has postponed Euro 2020 until 2021 due to the coronavirus.

“We are at the helm of a sport that vast numbers of people live and breathe that has been laid low by this invisible and fast-moving opponent,” said the UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin. “It is at times like these, that the football community needs to show responsibility, unity, solidarity and altruism.

“The health of fans, staff and players has to be our No 1 priority and in that spirit, Uefa tabled a range of options so that competitions can finish this season safely and I am proud of the response of my colleagues across European football. There was a real spirit of co-operation, with everyone recognizing that they had to sacrifice something in order to achieve the best result.”

The postponement of the Euros potentially frees a month this summer to try to finish club competitions, which the Premier League, EFL and all European leagues hope to do.

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UEFA Could Postpone European Championship To 2021

Mar 12, 2020 7:09 PM

UEFA are discussing the possibility of postponing this summer's European Championships to 2021.

European football's governing body will hold a video conference to discuss the potential move.

The Euros are currently scheduled between June 12th through July 12th.

Recent suspensions of domestic and European leagues and matches could potentially clash with the current start date of the Euros. 

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Tags: Croatia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, UEFA Euro

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Danny Rose, Raheem Sterling, and Callum Hudson-Odoi were targeted with abuse.

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Luka Jovic Watched By Barcelona
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Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels Out Of German Team
Low wanted to start fresh as he builds a new squad for Euro 2020.

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Nations League Groups Announced
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Italy Leaves Mario Balotelli, Andrea Pirlo Off Euro Roster
On loan from Liverpool, Mario Balotelli scored only one goal in 20 Serie A appearances for AC Milan this season.

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Spain Leaves Costa, Mata, Torres, Cazorla Off 25-Man Roster
Vicente Del Bosque has offered call-ups to Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez and Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez.

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