Christian Eriksen returns to scoring for Denmark 287 days after he suffered a cardiac arrest during UEFA EURO 2020. The former Inter midfielder, now at Brentford, returned to wearing his national team's shirt in the friendly against Holland in Amsterdam, it was a comeback with the goal on the lawn of the Johan Cruijff Arena.
After the great fear at the European Championships and the risk of having to abandon football forever, Christian Eriksen also takes Denmark back. He is called up for the 2020 European championship, postponed to summer 2021 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the first Group B match, which took place on 12 June 2021 in Copenhagen against Finland, he suffered a cardiac arrest, collapsing unconscious during the last minutes of the first half. After regaining consciousness thanks to the aid provided to him in the field by the health staff, he is transferred to the hospital.
The game is suspended to resume less than two hours later, with the news that his conditions are stable, and end with a 1-0 victory for the Finns. Due to illness, his European championship ends prematurely, however Denmark still managed to reach an unexpected semi-final, eventually being defeated 2-1 by England after extra time.
On January 31, 2022, after training on his own at the Riva IV Stadium in Chiasso and for a week with Jong Ajax, he was hired on a free transfer by Brentford, joining the English until the end of the season. On the following 26 February, as a substitute, he returns to play an official match just over seven months after the cardiac arrest accused in the European championship, on the occasion of the 27th day of the Premier League lost against Newcastle Utd (0-2) and the week next plays his first as a starter for the full 90 minutes against Norwich City (1-3).
He is again called up for the national team in March 2022, in view of the friendlies against the Netherlands and Serbia. He returns to the field on March 26, right in the match against the Dutch national team, which took place at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam.
On the same occasion he also finds the goal, scoring the goal of the momentary 3-2 in favor of the hosts (the match will then end with the result of 4-2).
Real Madrid star Eden Hazard will undergo new surgery
The club announced that Hazard will undergo new surgery to remove plaque in his right fibula in the next few days, which was operated on in March 2020 in Dallas.
The Real Madrid player will be out for 4-5 weeks. The club, in a press release, said: "Our player Eden Hazard will undergo surgery in the next few days to remove the osteosynthesis plate on his right fibula."
According to Marca, Hazard would have wanted to have surgery a year ago, but Real Madrid opposed the decision, not considering it the best choice at that precise moment.
Considered one of the strongest Belgian players ever, he made his debut with Lille, with whom he won a Ligue 1 and a Coupe de France (both in 2011). He moved to Chelsea in 2012, where he spent seven seasons winning two Premier Leagues (2015 and 2017), one FA Cup (2018), one Football League Cup (2015) and two UEFA Europa Leagues (2013 and 2019). In 2019 he moved to Real Madrid, with whom he won the Spanish league in the first year (2020).