COPENHAGEN (REUTERS) - Christian Eriksen was called up to the Denmark national squad on Tuesday (March 15), the first time he has been selected since he suffered a cardiac arrest at the European Championship last year.
Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand included midfielder Eriksen in the 23-man squad that will play against Netherlands and Serbia in friendly internationals at the end of this month.
Eriksen, 30, signed for Premier League side Brentford in January as a free agent for the rest of the season after Inter Milan had to terminate his contract due to Serie A rules.
Eriksen was fitted with a special heart-starting device known as an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) device, which is not permitted in the Italian top flight.
Denmark have already qualified for the World Cup in Qatar which starts in November.