Denmark midfielder Kristian Eriksson collapses on the field during the European Football Championship (EURO 2021) match against Finland.(Twitter/MsezaneSifiso)
During the match of Euro Cup 2021, Denmark’s midfielder Kristian Eriksson suddenly fell on the ground. FIFA (FIFA’s players’ association) had already warned against ignoring players’ fatigue.
Geneva. Before Danish player Kristian Eriksson fainted on the field on Saturday during the Euro 2020 match against Finland, FIFA (FIFA’s players’ association) warned against ignoring players’ fatigue. Ericsson was playing his 66th competitive match within a year after the sport was affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Although the reasons for this 29-year-old football player’s unconsciousness are not yet known, but in a statement issued six hours before the start of this match on Saturday, FIFPro has once again taken a toll on its members (players) due to the busy season. The issue of pressure was raised. “We are well aware of the pressure exerted by the intensity that is expected of players physically and mentally,” the statement said.
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Ericsson has played 52 matches for his Italian club Inter Milan and 14 for the national team during the last one year (after 13 June 2020). He has been playing football at the top level since the age of 17. He has represented Ajax, Tottenham and Inter Milan without a break in a career spanning 12 years. “To be honest, we are concerned,” FIFPro Secretary General Jonas Baer-Hoffmann said last week on the risk of fatigue and injuries. The football season has been very hectic for the last few years and the corona virus has made it more hectic.