Christian Eriksen recalled to Denmark squad for first time since cardiac arrest

The midfielder collapsed throughout Denmark’s recreation towards Finland in Copenhagen final yr and acquired life-saving remedy on the pitch. Eriksen was later fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) system, a kind of pacemaker meant to forestall deadly cardiac arrests by discharging a jolt to revive common coronary heart rhythm.

The 30-year-old signed as a free agent for Premier League membership Brentford in January after former membership Inter Milan terminated his contract, as Serie A guidelines don’t allow footballers to play in Italy’s prime division with an ICD fitted.

He made his Brentford debut in its place within the 2-0 Premier League defeat to Newcastle on February 26 and has since began in back-to-back victories for the Bees.

Denmark is ready to play pleasant matches towards the Netherlands on March 26 and Serbia on March 29.

On the finish of final yr, Eriksen was coaching with former membership Odense Boldklub in Denmark and the 30-year-old stated in January that his coronary heart was “not an impediment” to his ambitions of a return to soccer and to characteristic on the 2022 World Cup.

The Danes have already certified for this yr’s World Cup and Eriksen stated that it might be “a dream” to signify Denmark in Qatar.

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