According to the Portuguese football federation (PFF), Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
The Juventus forward who has been voted the world’s top player five times played in Portugal’s goalless Nations League draw against France but will have miss the national side’s clash with Sweden on Wednesday.
PFF confirmed in a statement on Tuesday October 13 that Ronaldo is “doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation”. it also noted that the remaining squad all returned negative results after being tested and are available for the Group A3 match in Lisbon.
On Monday, Ronaldo posted an image of himself with the squad around a long table during a meal, with the caption: “United, on and off the field”.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 12, 2020
“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 statement read.
“The game (against Sweden), counting for the qualification phase of the Nations League, is scheduled for Wednesday, at 19:45, in Alvalade.”
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