Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 13, 2020, 08:06 PM(IST)

Cristiano Ronaldo to play for Man City? Photograph:( AFP )

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He will be missing the next game against Sweden.

Portuguese and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus. The news was shared by Portugal’s Football Federation through a statement on its website on Tuesday. 

The five-time Ballon D'Or winner is on international duty leading his country in the Nations League. He will be missing the next game against Sweden. 

According to the statement, the 35-year-old is "well, has no symptoms and is in isolation". 

The federation added that the rest of the Portugal squad had undergone tests as a result of Ronaldo’s positive, but that they had all tested negative and would be available for the Sweden match.

Five-times world player of the year Ronaldo appeared in his side’s 0-0 draw away to France in the Nations League on Sunday and Wednesday’s 0-0 draw in a friendly at home to Spain.

He will now be doubtful for Juve’s Serie A trip to Crotone on Saturday and their Champions League group stage opening game away to Dynamo Kiev next Tuesday.

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