Christian Eriksen is part of the Denmark squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to cap off a remarkable recovery for the star midfielder.
The Manchester United ace will continue his amazing comeback story to take part in his first major international tournament since collapsing last year.
The 30-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch at EURO 2020 in June 2021.
When Denmark’s game against Finland in the group stage kicked off, no one would have expected what happened next.
As the first half was coming to a close, Eriksen could be seen stumbling and collapsed to the floor while dribbling the ball.
The situation was clear to be a severe one and medical staff rushed onto the pitch with Danish captain Simon Kjaer tending to the midfielder on the ground.
TV cameras cut away and the Denmark squad formed a shield around their team-mate as staff admitted CPR and attempted to resuscitate him with a defibrillator.
After a few minutes of the fans in the stadium and those watching from home looking on and praying, Eriksen regained consciousness and was put onto a stretcher.
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The footballing world was full of relief as images spread of the former Spurs and Brentford man awake as he left the stadium.
Following the incident, heroic team doctor Morten Boesen explained what happened.
He said: “It was a cardiac arrest. He was gone and we did cardiac resuscitation.
“How close were we to losing him? I don’t know. We got him back after one defib. That’s quite fast.”
Eriksen has since made a miraculous recovery in one of football’s greatest stories in recent years.
He joined Brentford in January of this year, returning to Premier League football and making 11 appearances for the Bees.
Man United then signed the midfielder on a three-year deal this summer and he has since reached the top of his game once again.
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