UEFA claims it treated Eriksen incident with 'utmost respect' after criticism

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UEFA has defended itself from claims Denmark players were put under pressure to resume their European Championship game against Finland after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field.

UEFA says it's "sure it treated the matter with utmost respect for the sensitive situation and for the players."

UEFA announced the game in Copenhagen on Saturday would restart after a 90-minute stoppage "following the request made by players of both teams."

But former Denmark great Peter Schmeichel questioned that on a British TV. Schmeichel is the father of Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Schmeichel says the players were given options to resume, come back on Sunday at noon, or forfeit the game as a 3-0 loss.

UEFA says "the players' need for 48 hours' rest between matches eliminated other options."

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