- Christian Eriksen has been invited to attend the Euro 2020 final.
- In addition to Eriksen, his wife and six medics who helped saved his life have been personally invited by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.
- The Euro 2020 final will take place on Sunday, July 11 — one month after Eriksen’s cardiac arrest.
At the time of this writing — early morning on Wednesday, July 7 — Denmark’s Euro 2020 dream remains alive and well as this summer’s footballing Cinderella is on the precipice of their semi-final matchup against England. Considering where their tournament began — with the horrifying cardiac arrest that national team star Christian Eriksen suffered on the pitch during the team’s first match — the Danish making it to this point alone is a small miracle in and of itself, as Denmark has become the first team to qualify for the semi-final at the Euro after losing two games in the group stage of the competition. Their triumph is already historic.
Should Denmark overcome England, which will be no small feat in front of their rabid home fans at Wembley Stadium in London, then there’s a chance they’ll be able to play the game in front of Eriksen himself, as the 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder, his wife, and six medics who helped saved his life have been invited to the Euro 2020 final by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.
Eriksen, who is currently recovering at his home in Denmark, was recently spotted in public for the first time since he was carted off the pitch on June 12.
Christian Eriksen looking well and taking photos with a young fan, you love to see it! ❤️
(via bjornbindzus/IG) pic.twitter.com/kCOj2Dvsds
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 4, 2021
At this time, it is unclear if Eriksen will attend the final, which will feature Italy — who defeated Spain on penalty kicks on Tuesday, July 6 — against either England or Denmark.