Euro 2024: Christian Eriksen Proves Miracles Come True by Scoring 4 Years After Near Fatal Incident

Euro 2024: Christian Eriksen Proves Miracles Come True by Scoring 4 Years After Near Fatal Incident

Byron Pillay
updated at June 16, 2024 at 6:56 PM
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  • Many feared that Christian Eriksen's footballing career was over when he collapsed on the field of play at Euro 2020
  • Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark's game against Finland, and had to be treated on the field of play
  • The Manchester United star latched onto a flick on by Jonas Wind to score Denmark's opening goal of Euro 2024

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Christian Eriksen is living proof that miracles do happen.

The Danish midfielder scored his nation’s first goal of Euro 2024, four years after many thought he would never play again.

Christian Eriksen scored Denmark's opening goal of Euro 2024 against Slovenia,
Christian Eriksen's career appeared all but over four years ago, but the Danish star bounced back to score his side's opening goal of Euro 2024. Image: Harry Langer.
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The Manchester United star broke the deadlock in the 17th minute of the game when he fired home into the bottom corner of the goal.

Eriksen latched onto a quick flick by Jonas Wind, first using his chest to get it to settle, before firing it into the back of the net.

The goal came 1 100 days after his last game in the tournament, a day many thought was the end of his career.

What happened to Eriksen?

As noted by talkSPORT, the Dane suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch during a game at Euro 2020.

The incident happened during Denmark’s game against Finland, as Eriksen was spotted stumbling around before collapsing to the floor.

Medical staff rushed onto the field while Eriksen’s teammates formed a shield around him so the medical staff attempted to resuscitate him.

Thankfully, he regained consciousness and was taken off with a stretcher.

Many believed that was the end of his career, but Eriksen has proven that he won’t be beaten that easily. He now plays for Man United and continues to impress for the national team.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.