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Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand wore a bracelet in tribute to Christian Eriksen in their final group match which saw them qualify for the last 16 of Euro 2020.
The Danes beat Russia 4-1 in a thundering display as Mikkel Damsgaard, Yussuf Poulsen, Andreas Christensen and Joakim Maehle all scored to see them through on goal difference.
It was their first win of the tournament after Belgium defeated them 2-1 and Finland beat them 1-0.
The loss to Finland came after Eriksen had collapsed during the match with a cardiac arrest. The Inter Milan star was revived on the pitch and he has since been discharged from hospital after having a heart starter fitted.
Kasper Hjulmand wore a bracelet in tribute of Christian Eriksen
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Eriksen has been celebrated at Denmark's subsequent matches and boss Hjulmand has shared his personal tribute to the star.
He told Denmark’s TV3+: "‘I’ve never worn jewellery in my life. This is my first time wearing jewellery. There’s a little football here and it’s Christian who is here with me.
"I had him with me all the way. I think about him a lot and he is – as I have always said – the heart of our team and we were fighting on for his sake today.
"He is a great inspiration to us."
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And his pride for the team was clear to see as he emotionally added: "I am lost for words when describing the admiration I have for this team. They are so strong.
"And at the same time, I want to thank the whole of Denmark, the whole population and everyone in the stadium here…
"All the care and love that the whole of Denmark has shown us has helped us and given the boys strength in their legs out on the pitch."
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Danish striker Poulson, who has scored twice for his country in the tournament so far, described qualification as "euphoria".
He said: "It has just been fantastic. It is so rare that you are allowed to experience something like this here at home in front of so many Danes,’ the RB Leipzig forward said.
"One could not have wished for any better. And with all that we have been through, it just makes the euphoria even greater.
"I think Eriksen is just as happy as we are right now.
"He will probably come at see us over the coming days I imagine. He should definitely be part of this celebration."
Eriksen, 29, shared his celebration on Instagram as he put a photo of the full-time score with Denmark flags and clap emojis as the caption.
He will continue to cheer on his side as they will take on Wales on Saturday and Hjulmand is aware of the threat that their opponents pose.
He said: “Wales are a very tough opponent. They came very far last time, they have real great players, so I think it is going to be a very equal game.”