Christian Eriksen surprised Denmark team-mates with training ground visit after being released from hospital

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN surprised his Denmark team-mates by visiting them at training after he was released from hospital.

It is the first time the entire squad has been able to come together since Eriksen was rushed to hospital last Saturday.

The midfielder, 29, collapsed against Finland after suffering a cardiac arrest and has now been fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).

It is unclear whether the Dane will be able to play football again but he has made a good recovery and was fit enough to be released from hospital on Friday.

And he paid his team-mates a visit on the same day, much to the surprise of fellow midfielder Christian Norgaard.

He told ESPN: "I didn't know he was coming, so we stopped the training session when he arrived.

"He seemed to be in good spirits, and it gave a good energy to the team.

"We were allowed to give him a hug, and it was great to see him walk around with his son. It was a good day in many ways. It was what we needed.

And defender Joakim Maehle added: "It was emotional because the last time we saw him he was lying there on the field being saved.

"We knew that Christian was OK, but it's completely different to see him in real life."

Denmark will hope the morale boost of Eriksen's visit can have a positive influence on results.

An improved performance saw them take the lead against Belgium before a second-half comeback saw Denmark lose 2-1.

But a win against Russia could be enough for Denmark to finish third, which could possibly mean qualification.

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