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Finland started their campaign at the Euro 2020 on a winning note edging out Denmark 1-0 in Copenhagen after an earlier scare involving Denmark playmaker, Christian Eriksen.
The initial game was earlier suspended after the Inter midfielder went down and was rushed to the hospital over something that was potentially a heart attack.
Finland, appearing in their first major international tournament, scored against the run of play with their first attempt on goal on the hour mark.
Jere Uronen’s left-wing cross was headed home by Joel Pohjanpalo from eight yards out, slipping through the grasp of Kasper Schmeichel.
Denmark were awarded a penalty with 18 minutes remaining as Poulsen went down after a slight clip from Paulus Arajuuri, but Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg struck his spot-kick into the hands of Lukas Hradecky, who guessed correctly.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK