Minutes after the Denmark goal, both sides honored Eriksen, who wears No. 10., during the tenth minute of play. Players, coaches, referees, and fans all stood up to clap for the player in a nearby hospital. The cheerining lasted for a minute.


As my colleague Sam Fels recently mentioned, watching Eriksen almost lose his life playing a game made this all seem meaningless. Then again, these moments make sports also seem meaningful, somehow.