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A Huge Blow to Christian Eriksen: He Has Been Left Out of Inter Milan’s Champions League Team

The Denmark international suffered a cardiac arrest in the Euro 2020 opening match. The captain Simon Kjaer thought very fast and put him in a life saving position before the team doctors arrived. It was a very sad day for all football lovers.

The medics then used a defibrillator and immediately took hom to the hospital.

He responded very well and after a few days he was fitted with an ICD heart-starting device. The device could prevent any othe cardiac arrest incident.

Eriksen has been training with Inter Milan squad during pre season. He has been included in the league squad but he's yet to feature in any of the matches.

Unluckily, he has not been included in the 24 man squad for the uefa champions league group stage matches.

However, UEFA rules allows three new players to be registered before the round of 16 if a team has advanced from the group stages.

Inter Milan will be looking to perform better than last season, having been placed in a group that again featured Real Madrid and Shakhtar. They finished at the bottom last season, not qualifying for even europa league matches.

During the group stage draw ceremony, Kjaer and Denmark's medical staff were given the 2021 Uefa President's Award for their quick response to save Eriksen's life.

Appreciating all thise involved, Eriksen said: “I would like to thank Morten [Skjoldager], Morten [Boesen] and the medical team who helped that day. You did a fantastic job and saved my life. Also a big thanks to my friend and captain Simon and my team-mates for your support, both on June 12 and afterwards. And thanks to all the fans who have sent messages to me and my family. It means a lot and has given us strength and support. Thank you."

It's our prayer that Eriksen will be back and play the football we loved.

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