Euro 2020: How Denmark recalibrated after the trauma of Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest

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The stadium that witnessed Euro 2020’s most harrowing scenes also saw its most heart-warming. Nine days after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch of the Parken Stadium, his team-mates were grouped around a coach’s phone, checking the scores from Belgium against Finland, seeking confirmation their excellence against Russia had got its rightful reward. It did. Denmark qualified.

A couple of weeks ago, the 5.8 million Danes were probably invested in their team and virtually everyone else was probably ambivalent. Now their progress is cause for widespread celebration. 

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