Portugal captain and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has been tested positive for the novel coronavoirus. The information was published by the Portuguese Football Federation , which reported the attacker’s absence in the match against Sweden, in the League of Nations.
According to FPF, Ronaldo is well and is showing no symptoms. He is in isolation. It has been learnt that the Covid-19 test was carried out recently as a preparation ahead of Portugal’s clash with Sweden.
The federation also stated that the rest of the Portugal squad had undergone tests after Ronaldo’s positive result, adding that all the other players have tested negative and would be available for Wednesday’s Nations League match against Sweden.
The Portuguese Football Federation has also confirmed that the 35-year-old has now left Portugal’s training camp. He will begin a period of self-isolation and during the time his health will be closely monitored.
Earlier, the Juventus forward played represented Portugal in their last two games, first a friendly against Spain and then against France in the Nations League. The two games had ended in a golless draw.
The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to miss the next two matches for Juventus as well. The reigning Serie A champions are scheduled to face Crotone and Dynamo Kiev in Serie A and the Champions League group stage, respectively.