England hand Denmark Christian Eriksen tribute ahead of Euro 2020 semi-final

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England have paid to Denmark hero Christian Eriksen ahead of their Euro 2020 semi-final meeting at Wembley on Wednesday evening.

Eriksen, who played alongside Harry Kane at Tottenham, suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark's group stage clash against Finland, following which they have rallied to reach the last four.

As with all Euro 2020 fixtures following the incident, a huge Eriksen shirt was displayed on the pitch before the game, with a special top handed to their captain Simon Kjaer.

That comes after Gareth Bale did something similar with Wales ahead of their last 16 clash, with the Denmark FA grateful for the support they have received.

A statement from the Danish FA read at the time: “Christian Eriksen has been through a successful operation and was today discharged from Rigshospitalet.

“Today he also visited the national team in Helsinger and from there he will go home and spend time with his family.”

With Eriksen later saying: "Thank you, I won't give up. I feel better now – but I want to understand what's happened. I want to say thank you all for what you did for me."

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Kieran Trippier said of his former colleague: “We were on the coach before the Croatia game and we saw it on the screens.

“It’s just hard to put into words because I’ve played with him; I was close with Christian. It’s just important that he is here with us, he’s getting better, he’s making progress.

“I messaged him through social media but it’s private what he said. This is the time to give him privacy, with his family and his children. We just want him to make progress in his recovery.”

With Kane saying to talkSPORT : “I spoke to him after what happened to him and wished him well. He sent me a quick message back to say he’s okay.

“I kind of left him alone. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for not just him but his family as well.

“I’m sure he’ll be cheering against me on Wednesday, and rightly so. He will back his country all the way."

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