Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

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Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss Portugal’s Nations League match against Sweden.

The Portuguese forward is “doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation”, this is according to a statement from the Portuguese Football Federation.




The remaining players all returned negative results after being tested on Tuesday and are all available for the Group A3 game in Lisbon.

The PFF confirmed in a statement: “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 Cidade do Futebol.

“The game (against Sweden), counting for the qualification phase of the Nations League, is scheduled for Wednesday, at 19:45, in Alvalade.”

Ronaldo has played in both of Portugal’s games during the international break, starting in a friendly against Spain and then playing the full 90 minutes in their draw with France.




The 0-0 draw in Paris means Portugal and France are level on seven points, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s side now topping the group on goal difference.

JB

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