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Cardiac arrest in EM: Soccer player Christian Eriksen trains in his Danish homeland

Almost half a year after his dramatic breakdown during the European Championships, Danish professional footballer Christian Eriksen has started training in his home country.

According to the Danish newspaper BT, the Inter Milan midfielder has secretly started training at the stadiums of his club, Odense BK. A spokesman for the club confirmed this, at the request of Dr.

The Denmark international, 109 times, suddenly collapsed on the field on June 12 during the opening match of the European Championship between Denmark and Finland in Copenhagen. Exciting minutes after cardiac arrest. Eriksen had to be resuscitated, and prompt medical intervention saved his life. How the 29-year-old’s career will go is still open.

Eriksen comes from the small Danish town of Middelvart, but moved to Odense when he was young. From there he moved to Ajax Amsterdam at the age of 16 – and this club is now linked again to the Dane: Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport brought the Dutch club into play as a potential changeover destination for the Dane. There he played from 2010 to 2013.

Eriksen is not allowed to play in Serie A due to his pacemaker. It would be possible in the Netherlands, so clubs in England and Denmark would also be possible. According to BT, Eriksen stayed with his partner and two children in a large house in Odense during the summer – just hundreds of meters from the club’s headquarters.

© dpa-infocom, dpa: 211202-99-232896 / 2 (dpa)


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