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Prince William sends thoughts to Christian Eriksen and his family after Danish midfielder collapses

Prince William sent his best wishes to Christian Eriksen and praised the response of the medical staff in treating the Danish midfielder.

Eriksen collapsed during Denmark's Euro 2020 opener against Finland and required CPR on the pitch, but is now confirmed to be conscious and in hospital undergoing further tests.

The match was halted, before both sets of players agreed to return to the pitch and complete the fixture, which Finland eventually won 1-0.

Prince William took to Twitter to send his support to Christian Eriksen and his family

The Danish midfielder required CPR after collapsing on the pitch during his country's match

The Duke of Cambridge took to Twitter to express his relief at Eriksen's improved condition, and to hail the calm thinking of both referee Anthony Taylor and the medics.

He tweeted: 'Encouraging news about Christian Eriksen, we are all thinking about him and his family. 

'Well done to the medical team and Anthony Taylor for their calm and swift action. W.'

The Duke of Cambridge also praised the response of the medics and referee Anthony Taylor

Peter Moller of the Danish Football Association revealed that the Danish players agreed to restart their match against Finland after speaking to Eriksen and being assured his condition was stable.

'We have been in contact with him [Eriksen] and the players have spoken to Christian. He is doing well and they are playing the match for Christian.' Moller told Danmarks Radio.

Romelu Lukaku, a team-mate of Eriksen at Inter Milan, dedicated his goal for Belgium against Russia to the midfielder as he sent his country on their way to a 3-0 win in their Euros opener.

After scoring, he ran to the cameras and shouted, 'Chris, Chris I love you!.' 

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