It was a moment of suspended animation when Christian Eriksen fell. First when he stumbled, and his body went limp—draped in the air, almost, before he fell to the ground. And then there was the moment, two beats at most, before everyone around him knew that something truly horrible had happened. He had been as full of life as could be conceived of just seconds before: fresh off a league title in Italy with Inter Milan in the club season, conducting the orchestra from the heart of Denmark's midfield at the European Championships, eyes on qualifying for the knockout stage and the racing pulse of single-elimination cup soccer. And then, slowly and then all at once, he fell. His heart failed at age 29, right there on the field, as he sought to control the ball off a throw-in from a teammate.