Danish players lead nominations for FIFA Fair Play Award

November 24 – The life-saving intervention of Denmark’s players and medical staff after Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 has been nominated for FIFA’s Fair Play Award.

Eriksen’s team-mates formed a shield around the midfielder after he collapsed while playing for Denmark against Finland on June 12 in their tournament opener in Copenhagen.

Medics then performed CPR on the 29-year-old as players and supporters were left in a state of shock and distress.

Ex-Celtic captain Scott Brown – for his show of support for Rangers’  Glen Kamara after racial abuse of the Rangers player – has also been nominated as has Claudio Ranieri.

Brown approached Kamara prior to the Glasgow derby in March to offer solidarity after the Finn had been subjected to racial slurs by Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela in a Europa League tie. Kudela was given a 10-game ban by UEFA for the abuse.

Current Watford manager Ranieri is recognised for his then Sampdoria side giving Inter Milan a guard of honour in May following the club’s first Serie A title in 11 years.

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