The match was stopped after the 29-year-old Eriksen fell unconscious, but resumed after an hour and a half after it was stopped, after reports were received of the stability of the health of the Italian Inter player and the recovery of consciousness.
According to the English newspaper, “Daily Star”, the captain of the Danish national team, Simon Kjaer, saved the life of his colleague Eriksen after the emergency illness he was exposed to.
She explained that Keir rushed to Eriksen as soon as he fell, where he worked to adjust his position to prevent swallowing his tongue in moments of fainting.
She noted that Keir was not satisfied with that, but also performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation for Eriksen, before the medical staff arrived.
And she stated that in another scene that reflects Kier’s high morals and care for his teammates, Kier ordered the Denmark team players to make a “human cover” around Eriksen when he was receiving cardiac resuscitation on the ground, to prevent him from being photographed or taking any pictures of him while he was in that position.
Pictures taken by international agencies also showed Kier comforting Eriksen’s wife and trying to prevent her from seeing him in that condition.
Kier’s stances impressed the pioneers of social networking sites, who praised him, describing him as the “hero” who saved Eriksen from death.