Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus


Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Juventus forward is feeling well and is not suffering from symptoms, but he is now self-isolating and will not play a role in Portugal’s clash with Sweden.

The rest of the Portuguese squad have returned negative tests and are available for selection.

The Portuguese Football Federation said: “Cristiano Ronaldo has been released from the job of the national team after testing positive 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 to train this afternoon, in the City of Football. “

Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus

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“The match, counting for the qualifying phase of the League of Nations, is scheduled for Wednesday, at 7.45 pm, at Alvalade. ”

Portugal will face Sweden in the Nations League on Wednesday evening.

Ronaldo, 35, played all 90 minutes of Portugal’s goalless draw with France in Paris on Sunday, after also playing against Spain in Lisbon last Thursday.

Portugal boss Fernando Santos said of the draw against France: “It was a very consistent game; the players were too careful. I don’t know if there was too much respect on both sides, but the game looked like this. It wasn’t very fast, but it was balanced.

Ronaldo posed for photos with his Portugal teammates at a dinner on Monday night

“It was a game that lacked a more aggressive dynamic in the search for a goal. ”

Ronaldo posed for photos with his Portugal team-mates at a dinner Monday night as they continued preparations for their clash with the Swedes.

Portugal come first in Group C after winning two of their opening matches and a draw against Les Bleus.

Sweden have lost their first three matches and are basically without a point.

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