Published On: Thu, Oct 15th, 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus and will miss Portugal vs Sweden | Football | Sport


Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus and will therefore miss Portugal’s Nations League match against Sweden on Wednesday. Juventus forward Ronaldo is asymptomatic and is now in isolation. The 35-year-old was seen having dinner with his Portuguese team-mates on Monday night.

The squad did not appear to be social distancing but all other players in the Portugal squad have returned negative tests.

A statement from the Portugal Football Federation reads: “Cristiano Ronaldo was released from the work of the National Team after a positive test for COVID-19, so he will not face Sweden.

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

“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 the City of Football.

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Ronaldo is now set to miss Juventus’ Serie A clash away to Crotone on Saturday.

Juve then play away at Dynamo Kiev next Tuesday in the first group game of the Champions League.

Ronaldo has scored three goals in his first two Serie A appearances of the campaign.

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