BREAKING: Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus.
He will miss Portugal’s Nations League game against Sweden on Wednesday.
The Juventus forward is “doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation,” according to a statement from the Portuguese Football Federation (PFF).
The rest of the Portugal squad were tested on Tuesday and all returned negative results and are available for the Group A3 match in Lisbon.
The PFF confirmed in a statement: “Following the positive case, the remaining players underwent new tests this Tuesday morning, all with a negative result, and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon, in Cidade do Futebol.
“The game (against Sweden), counting for the qualification phase of the Nations League, is scheduled for Wednesday, at 19:45, in Alvalade.”
The 35-year-old is also set to miss Juventus’ trip to Crotone in Serie A this weekend, as well as their Champions League group stage opener against Dynamo Kiev on October 20.
He played the full 90 minutes of Portugal’s 0-0 draw with 2018 World Cup winners France on Sunday, winning his 167th international cap in the process.
That result ensured that Fernando Santos’ side stayed top of League A, Group 3 on goal difference ahead of Les Bleus, with Croatia four points further back in third.
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