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The Danish FA’s chairman has slammed UEFA for making them resume their match with Finland, less than two hours after Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest.
Eriksen collapsed to the turf in the closing moments of the first half of their Euro 2020 opener with Finland in Copenhagen.
It has subsequently been revealed that the 29-year-old was given life-saving CPR on the field of play, before being transported to nearby hospital, where he continues to recover.
Following a positive update on Eriksen’s condition, UEFA confirmed the match would be completed, with Finland running out 1-0 winners.
Since Saturday, UEFA have faced a backlash after it was suggested they only offered Denmark the choice of restarting there and then, or delaying until midday on Sunday.
Christian Eriksen is continuing his recovery in a Copenhagen hospital
(Image: UEFA via Getty Images)
Manager Kasper Hjulmand and players have since come out and said they weren’t mentally, emotionally or physically ready to compete and the decision should have been taken out of their hands.
And DBU chief Jesper Moller has followed suit, claiming they are ready to present a resolution which would force a rule change should any unfortunate incident happen in the future.
"I agree with the national coach and the players that the match should not be resumed,” he explained.
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“It was a wrong decision and completely untenable that the players had to be on the field so soon after the horrible experience.
“That situation players and coaches should not be brought into, because it is and should not be their decision.
“Now we want an evaluation of the entire decision-making process so that we can get all the relevant facts and information on the table.
“We must have looked at a change in the rules so that we are never in the same situation again.
“We are ready to present a resolution in UEFA.”
Tests are ongoing to determine the cause behind Eriksen’s cardiac arrest, with the former Tottenham star breaking his silence to wish his teammates well.
Moller admitted that the sight of Eriksen smiling in his hospital bed has been a welcome boost for players, who have visited their friend ahead of their second fixture on Thursday.
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"It was terrible to follow the events on Saturday night, so we must first and foremost rejoice that Christian Eriksen is well under the circumstances,” Moller said.
“It's good to see the picture of his smile and hear that he's talked to his teammates and had a couple of them visit. I wish all the best for him and his family after the violent events.”
Moller continued: "I want to give huge praise and huge respect to everyone on and around the men's national team for a heroic effort throughout.
“It is impressive what they have accomplished in a completely extreme situation. We can all be very proud of that.”