Christian Eriksen: 5 things that need to happen following Eriksen's cardiac arrest

Christian Eriksen, Denmark, Euro 2020
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Thankfully, Christian Eriksen is recovering after a cardiac arrest on the pitch during Denmark's opening Euro 2020 game against Finland – and he has now been discharged from hospital. But the aftermath and consequences of such a traumatic incident are still rippling through football. 

The near-fatal collapse has prompted a global discussion in the sport. Not only have the events drawn a bigger focus to the possibility of something like this happening to younger people, there are debates about how we can prevent this again, as a sport. There are conversations about how Eriksen's cardiac arrest was handled by everyone - positively and negatively - ranging from the on-field officials and his teammates, to UEFA themselves. 

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.