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VIDEO: Top 10 Danish football talents

Who are the best Danish football talents to watch for the future? We've got the list here, with video clips of all the young stars in action.

VIDEO: Top 10 Danish football talents
Tottenham's Christian Eriksen (R) was a shoo-in for our list, but who else made it? Photo: Alan Walter/Scanpix

It's been a long time since the crop of Danish football talents has looked as promising as it does in 2014, leading to hopes that Denmark could soon emulate the nurturing talents of Germany, Belgium and Spain.

The sheer quantity of football talent in Denmark today bears a striking resemblance to the crop seen back in the early 1980's when Denmark made their first remarkable display on the world stage of football in recent history as the class of '86 played and charmed their way into the hearts of fans everywhere during the World Cup in Mexico, led by the likes of Michael Laudrup, Morten Olsen (Denmark's current national coach), and Allan Simonsen.

Click here for our video guide to the top 10 Danish football talents

Whether or not Denmark's new crop of talents will reach same heights remains to be seen, but the quality and sheer amount of talented youngsters holding a Danish passport these days has put the football world on notice. With these rising new stars, the red-bloused northerners could once again be a force to be reckoned with on the international stage.

Here are The Local's picks for the top 10 football talents from Denmark.

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‘I’m fine — under the circumstances’: Collapsed Danish striker tweets from hospital

Christian Eriksen, the Danish football player who collapsed on the pitch in his country's opening Euro 2020 game, said that he was doing "fine" in an Instagram post from hospital on Tuesday.

'I’m fine — under the circumstances': Collapsed Danish striker tweets from hospital
Danish striker Christian Eriksen tweeted a picture of himself in hospital. Photo: DBU

“I’m fine — under the circumstances, I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay,” he wrote in a post accompanying a photo of him smiling and giving a thumbs-up while lying in bed.

In a scene that shocked the sporting world and beyond, the 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder suddenly collapsed on the field in the 43rd minute of Denmark’s Group B game on Saturday against Finland in Copenhagen.

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Medical personnel administered CPR as he lay motionless on the field for about 15 minutes before being carried off the pitch and rushed to hospital. He was later confirmed to have suffered cardiac arrest.

“Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family,” he wrote in Tuesday’s post. “Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark.”

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