Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronovirus, Portugal’s national team announced

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronovirus after the Portuguese Football Federation announced its results. The veteran striker played in a 0–0 draw with Portugal in the UEFA Nations League match on Sunday. Ronaldo is reportedly asymptomatic and isolated.

Portugal’s UEFA Nations League match against Sweden will be played on Wednesday at the Estadio José Alvallade in Lisbon, as the rest of the team tested negative, but Ronaldo will miss the match. It remains to be seen how long he is out only two weeks away with a major clash against Barcelona.

Watch PFF official statement here:

Cristiano Ronaldo was relieved of national team duties after testing positive for COVID-19; He will not face Sweden.

The Portuguese is doing well without international characterization, and in isolation.

After a positive case, the remaining players performed new tests this Tuesday morning, all with a negative result, and are available for training this afternoon for Fernando Santos, at the Sidde Do Football.

The game count for the qualification phase of the League of Nations is scheduled to be held on Wednesday at Alawalade.

Ronaldo was seen greeting many French players, including PSG star Qian Maleppé, Manchester United forward Anthony Marshall, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, Real Madrid defender Rafael Vern and more. He also exchanged shirts with young French talent Eduardo Camavinga after the match.

The news comes as Juventus are getting ready to resume Serie A play this weekend and are one week away from playing their first UEFA Champions League match of the season on Tuesday, October 24 in Dynamo Kyiv. Juventus are scheduled to play their second LCL match. On 28 October at home against Lionel Messi and Barcelona.

It is unclear how long he will be out, but even without him, Juve should still be able to win his next two games. The attack could potentially feature Paulo Diabala and Alvaro Morata in attack for those two games.

The 35-year-old is coming off a disappointing Champions League campaign where he saw his side fall short in front of Lyon in the Round of 16 of the Champions League when the season resumed in August. He has already departed to start the flight with three goals and one assist through two matches in the Italian League.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner recently became the second player from the men’s side to reach more than 100 goals with his national team. Ronaldo, who has five Champions League titles to his name, holds the record for the most goals (130) and assists (40) in Champions League history.

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