Christian Eriksen has been selected in Denmark’s team for the first time since suffering a heart arrest last summer while playing in Euro 2020.
After his cardiac episode versus Finland, the 30-year-old playmaker was fitted with an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), which is a form of pacemaker.
After being released by Inter Milan, he joined Brentford in January.
On the 26th of March, Denmark will play a friendly in the Netherlands, followed by a home match against Serbia three days later.
Prior to the two games, Eriksen will train with the rest of his international team in Spain.
After being released by Inter Milan, he signed a six-month contract with Brentford and made his debut game for the Bees as a substitute in a loss to Newcastle United on February 26.
When the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder came on after 52 minutes, fans and players on both sides gave him a standing ovation.
After that, he said: “If you ignore the outcome, I’m a very happy man. Being back after going through what I’ve gone through is a beautiful feeling.”
Inter Milan and Eriksen agreed in December to terminate his contract because players with an ICD are unable to compete in Serie A. The Premier League, on the other hand, does not follow the same rules.
He trained in Odense Boldklub, the Danish team he represented as a teenager, after leaving the Serie A club before joining Brentford.
Eriksen played the entire game for Brentford in wins against Norwich City and Burnley after the game against Newcastle.
In the 2-0 win over the Clarets, he set up Ivan Toney for a goal and has been effective as the Bees have moved away from the relegation zone.
Denmark qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by winning their group with 27 points from ten games, four points ahead of Scotland, who finished second.
What Happened to Eriksen?
Christian Eriksen collapsed during the first half of the Euro 2020 Group B match against Finland at Parken Stadium and was brought to the hospital after being resuscitated on the field. He is fitted with an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), a type of pacemaker, at the hospital.
While Eriksen’s agent stated that he is fit to play, Inter Milan has stated that the Danish star will not be able to play for the club since the Italian Football Federation does not allow players with ICDs to participate, but that he will be free to join another club.
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Christian Eriksen is in ‘good physical and mental condition’ following medical exams at Inter Milan’s training camp before returning to Copenhagen to continue his recuperation from heart arrest suffered at Euro 2020.
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