Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus

The soccer star – who plays for Italian team Juventus – is doing well and has displayed no symptoms but was confirmed to have the virus and so will be missing out when Portugal take on Sweden.

Portugal’s Football Federation said in a statement: “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.”As a precaution, all of the other players had coronavirus tests but all came back negative.

The statement, released on Tuesday, 13 October continued: “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. The game, counting for the qualification phase of the League of Nations, is scheduled for Wednesday, at 19:45, in Alvalade.”

Ronaldo last played football when Portugal took on France in the French capital of Paris on Sunday, whilst he also played when Portugal took on Spain in Lisbon on Thursday.

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