UEFA invites Denmark’s Eriksen to Euro 2020 final

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has extended an invitation to Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, who is recovering from a heart episode suffered in his team’s opening game at Euro 2020.

After reaching the last four of a major tournament for the first time since their stunning victory at Euro 1992, the Danes will face England in the semi-finals at Wembley on Wednesday.

Eriksen and his partner “have been invited by the president in person”, a UEFA spokesperson told AFP.

“We don’t know if they will come or will prefer to rest,” the spokesperson added.

Denmark have been riding a wave of emotion at the tournament ever since Eriksen had to be resuscitated on the pitch during a game against Finland in Copenhagen on June 12.

The 29-year-old Inter Milan playmaker spent several days in hospital and had a defibrillator implanted to regulate his heartbeat.

While Eriksen’s prospects of resuming his career are shrouded in doubt, he has been cheering on Denmark from home.

Kasper Hjulmand’s side have bounced back from losing their first two games, beating the Czech Republic 2-1 in Baku in the quarter-finals last Saturday.

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