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FC Copenhagen parts ways with Poulsen

Copenhagen club has announced that it will say goodbye to 35-year-old midfielder.

FC Copenhagen parts ways with Poulsen
Christian Poulsen. Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix
Former Denmark international Christian Poulsen is to be released by FC Copenhagen at the end of this month, the club said on Thursday.
 
The 35-year-old, who played for the likes of Liverpool, Juventus, Sevilla and Schalke 04 during a career that started in 1997 at Holbaek, was in his second stint at Copenhagen.
 
“I could have extended my contract but I decided to reclaim my freedom and see what the future holds,” said the holding midfielder, who scored six goals in 92 appearances for his country from 2001-2012.

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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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