Danish footballer Christian Eriksen, who remains hospitalized after collapsing on June 12 in the Denmark vs. Finland of the Eurocup, assured this Tuesday that he is “well” and grateful for the displays of affection.

“I’m fine, given the circumstances. I still have to pass some tests in the hospital, but I feel fine,” he said in a message on his Instagram account, also posted on the official account of the Danish Federation (DBU) on Twitter.

The offensive midfielder from Denmark thanked him for the “sweet and amazing” greetings and messages that have come to him from all over the world and said they mean “a lot” to him and his family.

“Now I will be a fan of the boys of the Danish team in the following matches. Play all over Denmark,” concludes the message.


Eriksen vanished in the 43rd minute of the match, alone, alongside the band, for reasons still unknown. He was clinically dead for a time after suffering cardiac arrest, until he was resuscitated with a defibrillator, as confirmed by doctors from the Danish team.

The match was initially suspended by UEFA, but resumed almost two hours later after his teammates verified that Eriksen was in good condition.

A Turkish soccer player literally jumped for joy when he heard that he had been called up to the national team for a World Cup qualifier. Alpaslan Ozturk, 27, was seen exalted in a closed-circuit television video posted by his team.

Born in Belgium to Turkish parents, Ozturk has represented Turkey at the junior team level. Despite the good news, he is still waiting to fulfill his dream of playing for his country at a full international level.

The Danish coach and players have criticized UEFA giving them only two options – either to resume the game that day or to do it the next – and have lamented that they were forced to play when they were unable to do so.

Finland, making their debut in a grand final phase, ended up taking the 1-0 win with a goal from Joel Pohjanpalo in the 59th minute. Denmark had a penalty to level the game, but it was ruined by Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg.

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