Christian Eriksen in Denmark squad for first time after cardiac arrest

Christian Eriksen has been named in Denmark’s squad for the first time since cardiac arrest while playing for his country at Euro 2020 last summer.

The playmaker, 30, was fitted with an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator – a type of pacemaker – after his cardiac arrest against Finland.

He was released by Inter Milan and joined Brentford in January.

Denmark play friendlies in the Netherlands on 26 March and at home against Serbia on 29 March.

Eriksen will join up with his international team-mates for training in Spain prior to the two games.

He joined Brentford on a six-month deal after his release by Inter Milan and made his first appearance for them as a substitute in a defeat against Newcastle United on 26 February.

Eriksen was given a standing ovation from fans and players on both sides when he came on after 52 minutes.

He said afterwards: “If you take away the result, I’m one happy man. To go through what I’ve been through, being back is a wonderful feeling.”

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