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Christian Eriksen will cheer on his teammates from his hospital bed on Thursday night, decked out in his Denmark shirt.
The Danes continue their Euro 2020 campaign safe in the knowledge that their beloved mate is on the mend following his distressing collapse in their opening fixture.
Eriksen collapsed to the turf in the first half of their clash with Finland at FC Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium.
The Inter Milan midfielder received life-saving emergency medical treatment on the pitch, with doctors later confirming CPR may have saved his life.
The 29-year-old was rushed to a nearby hospital where he is undergoing tests to discover if any abnormalities caused his sudden cardiac arrest.
Christian Eriksen is continuing his rehabilitation in a Copenhagen hospital, just minutes away from the Parken Stadium
(Image: DFA via REUTERS)
And Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand has revealed Eriksen will be watching on from the Rigshospitalet, with his bed just minutes away from where their match with Belgium takes place.
Hjulmand said: “Christian will watch the game. It is really crazy.
“The hospital is right next to Parken and when he looks out of his window he will see it and probably hear everything.
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“That is crazy for Christian but he will be in his shirt and watch the game on TV.”
Denmark will likely need a result against Belgium if they are to continue their tournament, after losing to Finland following the game’s controversial resumption.
Eriksen’s Inter teammate Romelu Lukaku will provide their sternest opposition, with the striker appearing in top form.
Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand has been in regular contact with the midfielder
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Lukaku netted twice in their 3-0 win over Russia and Hjulmand said that he has been the subject of some conversations with Eriksen.
“It is not easy to stop Lukaku but we have been talking about him.
“He is one of the best strikers out there right now and when he does his things he is very difficult to stop.
“It is easier to stop balls going into him than stopping Lukaku with the ball.”
It promises to be an emotional evening for all involved, after Lukaku outlined Belgium’s plans to pay tribute to the hospitalised star.
Roberto Martinez’s side are planning to kick the ball out of play after 10 minutes, in order for fans and players to pay tribute.
Lukaku made his feelings for Eriksen perfectly clear in the win over Russia, dedicating his opener to him in an emotional message to camera.
Romelu Lukaku dedicated his opening goal against Russia to his friend and teammate Christian Eriksen
(Image: Pool via REUTERS)
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The Belgian striker is also hoping to visit his friend before the Red Devils depart Denmark and head back to Russia for their final Group B encounter.
"I just got a message from Eriksen telling me he was fine, and I told him if he wanted to talk I was there.
"I will send him a little message before the game. I will let him spend time with his family. A lot of people will try to message him. I will let him recover."