UPDATE: A series of photos are circulating on social media which appear to show Christian Eriksen conscious as he is stretchered from the pitch.

UEFA has tweeted: "Following the medical emergency involving Denmark’s player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET.

"The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised."

And the whole of Europe and indeed the world breathes a huge sigh of relief and we at the T&A send our best wishes to Christian for a full and speedy recovery.

Football fans in Bradford took to social media to express their shock and sorrow after Danish footballer Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during his side’s Euro 2020 match against Finland.

Attacking maestro Eriksen, 29, was playing for his national team in their opening game of the tournament in front of a large crowd in Copenhagen, when he was taken ill on the field after around 40 minutes.

Players and referee Anthony Taylor were quick to call medics onto the pitch to treat Eriksen, who plays club football for Inter Milan, with treatment ongoing for some time on the pitch and officials attempting to resuscitate him.

His team mates and Finnish opponents were visibly distraught by the incident, as were the thousands of fans inside the ground in the Danish capital.

Many millions around Europe were watching the game including thousands of people in Bradford who have sent their prayers and messages of support to Eriksen.

Bradford City have tweeted: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Christian Eriksen at this distressing time."

Bradford Councillor Richard Dunbar said: "Really hoping Christian Eriksen pulls through."

Jack Whelan tweeted: “Eriksen please please please be ok.”

Thomas Stirk added: “This is heartbreaking, please Eriksen.”

Manny Clark said: “Praying for Eriksen and his family hopefully he pulls through.”

Beth Garnett added: “This is heartbreaking to watch, my god please pull through Eriksen.”

Jason Devaney called for the tournament to be postponed, saying: “Nothing else matters. Cancel all the games. Praying for Eriksen.”