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Good news Christian Eriksen in stable and 'good' condition after cardiac arrest

"We are in touch with him. We were in touch with him yesterday and today. (His) condition is the same as yesterday, stable, good," Jakob Hoeyer, communications director at the Danish football association, told reporters on Monday.

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Denmark's Christian Eriksen controls the ball during Saturday's Euro 2020 Group B match between against Finland at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen prior to his collapse due to a cardiac arrest

Denmark's Christian Eriksen controls the ball during Saturday's Euro 2020 Group B match between against Finland at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen prior to his collapse due to a cardiac arrest

Denmark's Christian Eriksen controls the ball during Saturday's Euro 2020 Group B match between against Finland at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen prior to his collapse due to a cardiac arrest

Christian Eriksen's condition is still stable and "good" since he suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed during his side's Euro 2020 opening match against Finland on Saturday.

"We are in touch with him. We were in touch with him yesterday and today. (His) condition is the same as yesterday, stable, good," Jakob Hoeyer, communications director at the Danish football association, told reporters on Monday.

Meanwhile, it has emerged Netherlands defender Daley Blind considered missing his country's opening game at the European Championship after the heart attack his former club team mate Eriksen suffered.

But Blind, who had heart problems himself last year, decided to take to the field and broke down in tears after being substituted midway through the second half of the 3-2 win over Ukraine in the Group C match on Sunday.

"Yesterday had a huge impact on me, never mind the fact that I know Christian well as a friend," Blind said of the drama in Copenhagen where Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during Denmark's match against Finland after suffering a heart attack.

"The situation for him is terrible. Of course, I have also experienced a few things in that area, so that I had to overcome a mental hurdle to play today," added the 31-year-old Blind, who was diagnosed with heart muscle inflammation in 2019 after he suffered a dizzy spell playing for Ajax Amsterdam in a Champions League game against Valencia.

He was fitted with a pacemaker that treats dangerously abnormal heart rhythms but it failed while he was playing in a friendly last August and he collapsed again - although it was later described as a one-off incident.

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