Anthony Taylor has been praised for his "perfect" handling of Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest during the Denmark v Finland match by UEFA's referee's chief.

The Danish playmaker collapsed just before half-time in the match on 12 June. The English official immediately recognised the seriousness of the situation and signalled for medics to come on within seconds.

His quick thinking, along with that of Denmark captain Simon Kjaer, has been widely praised, and UEFA chief refereeing officer Roberto Rosetti said on Friday: "Everyone recognised that Anthony was perfect. He managed this difficult moment in a great way. We are proud about his behaviour, we are proud about his cold blood.

"We recommended to the referees that safety is first, it is the most important target for us. The referees must, and they are ready, to stop the match immediately in these situations. Anthony was amazing."

Eriksen was discharged from hospital last week following a successful heart operation at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.

The 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (heart starter) fitted.