“Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark.”
Eriksen slumped to the ground during the first half of Denmark’s Group B fixture against Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday evening and was resuscitated on the pitch.
Team doctor Morten Boesen later confirmed the Inter Milan player had suffered a cardiac arrest and “was gone”.
Eriksen’s stunned team-mates and millions of television viewers around the world looked on as he underwent extended treatment before being rushed to hospital, where medics are trying to find out the cause for his collapse.
The match resumed later that evening with Finland eventually securing a 1-0 victory.