In Denmark's UEFA European Championship 2020 opening soccer game in Group B against Finland, Christian Eriksen fell on the pitch. The Inter midfielder has slipped in the 43rd minute, landing unconsciously on the grass whilst his teammate Thomas Delaney went ahead to toss the ball towards him.
The match was paused immediately as the players returned to the changing room and Eriksen received medical care. The doctors have provided him with CPR and he has instantly been taken to a hospital. The Danish players, who were all in tears, were comforted by Eriksen's wife at the pitch. Finland's players and game officials then fled the spot to postpone the match indefinitely due to a "medical emergency".
According to both UEFA's and the Denmark football federation's Twitter accounts, Eriksen is currently awake and will undergo further examination at the Rigshospitalet, a highly specialized hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The game will restart at 2:30 PM (ET), as per the request of both teams' players after learning that Eriksen's situation is stable. The final four minutes of the first half will be played, followed by a five-minute half-time break, and then the start of the second half, UEFA have confirmed. Tonight's Euro 2020 Group B match between Belgium and Russia will take place as scheduled at 3:00 PM (ET).
Denmark will come against Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen today, June 12, 2021, at 12:00 PM (ET) in the UEFA European Championship 2020 Group Stage. Here, you will find everything there is to know about this Group B Matchday 1 soccer game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch or live stream it in the US.
This will be their 60th overall meeting. Denmark are the better side in head-to-head clashes, winning 38 direct duels so far; Finland have celebrated a victory on 11 occasions, and 10 of their clashes have ended in a draw.
Their most recent game was played on November 15, 2011, and it ended in a 2-1 Denmark win in an International Friendly. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as these two countries clash again after 10 years, this time at the Euro 2020.
Denmark vs Finland: Match Information
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM (ET)
Location: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Denmark vs Finland: Time By State in the U.S.
ET: 12:00 PM
CT: 11:00 AM
MT: 10:00 AM
PT: 9:00 AM
Denmark vs Finland: Storylines
Finland's men's national soccer team has featured in five International fixtures so far this year. They have played two World Cup Qualifiers in Group D, drawing both of them against Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-2 and Ukraine 1-1. Markku Kanerva's side then lost all three of their friendly matches, against Switzerland 3-2, Sweden 2-0 and Estonia 1-0.
Denmark have taken part in five international games in 2021, three World Cup Qualifiers, and two International Friendly games. They won all three WC qualifiers, against Israel, Moldova and Austria, 2-0, 8-0 and 4-0 respectively. Next, they drew Germany 1-1 and won against Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 in the UEFA Euro 2020 preparation friendlies.
These opponents have a long history of clashes as their first one dates back to September 27th, 1925, and it ended in a 3-3 draw in an international friendly. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see who gets to grab the first three points in Group B.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Denmark vs Finland in the U.S.
The 2020 UEFA European Championship Group B Matchday 1 game between Denmark and Finland, to be played today, at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, will be broadcasted on TUDN Radio, SiriusXM FC, PrendeTV, ESPN in the United States.
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Denmark vs Finland: Predictions And Odds
All odds are in favor of Denmark, FanDuel see them as the lone favorites and thus, they have given them -240 odds to claim their first victory in Group B. Finland, meanwhile, have +750 odds to upset Denmark, while a tie would result in a +310 payout.
* Odds by FanDuel