Euro 2020: Peter Schmeichel reveals UEFA threatened with 3-0 forfeit defeat- Peter Schmeichel took a dig at UEFA over their decision to restart the game following Christian Eriksen’s collapse on the pitch.
The Group B game between Denmark and Finland in the Euro 2020 came to a standstill as Eriksen fell to the ground and required medical attention. After a brief spell of treatment, he was taken on the stretcher and was transferred to the nearest Rigshospitalet.
The referee decided to call the game off and only after a discussion with the concerned authority, he instructed all the players to return to their respective dressing rooms.
But to everyone’s shock UEFA decided to resume the game almost 90 minutes later after reports of Eriksen’s medical condition came.
Euro 2020: Peter Schmeichel reveals UEFA threatened with 3-0 forfeit defeat
Doctors confirmed the Inter Milan playmaker is stable and will need further medical attention. Peter Schmeichel who also happens to be the father of Kasper Schmeichel, the Danish keeper, was very furious and revealed that UEFA threatened his country with a 3-0 forfeit defeat if they abandon the match.
He said, “Well that’s an interesting debate.
“I actually saw an official quote from UEFA yesterday saying that they were following the advice of the player, the players insisted on playing – I know that not to be the truth.
“Or, it’s how you see the truth. They were left with three options, one was to play immediately and get the last 50 minutes played.
“The next one was to come in yesterday at 12 noon and finish the 50 minutes and the third option was to forfeit the game, 3-0.
“So work it out for yourself. Is it the players’ wish to play? Did they have any choice really? I don’t think they had.
“As you can hear from yesterday’s press conference, the coach, he seriously regrets putting the players back on to the pitch.”
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