Eriksen returns to Denmark squad for 1st time since collapse

AP , Tuesday 15 Mar 2022

Christian Eriksen has been recalled to the Denmark squad for the first time since he collapsed after a cardiac arrest during a European Championship game in June.

Burnley's Connor Robert, left, and Brentford's Christian Eriksen battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Brentford and Burnley at Brentford Community Stadium, London, Saturday March 12, 2022. AP

The 30-year-old playmaker, who has been fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, has resumed his playing career in the last month at English Premier League club Brentford.

Denmark plays a friendly away against the Netherlands on March 26 and hosts Serbia on March 29 as it prepares for the World Cup in Qatar in November.

``Christian is in a pretty good physical condition,`` Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand said. ``I saw him against Burnley last Saturday where he was the best player on the pitch. He is a player who thinks faster than most people do.''

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