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Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19

The Portugal federation posted a statement on its website, saying 35-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19 but is “well, has no symptoms and is in isolation”.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 14, 2020 10:44:52 am
ronaldo covidCristiano Ronaldo lives in the nearby region of Piedmont. (File Photo)

Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus and Portugal football superstar, has tested positive for Covid-19, according to the Portugal Soccer Federation.

The federation posted a statement on its website on Tuesday, saying the 35-year-old has tested positive but is “well, has no symptoms and is in isolation”.

Ronaldo was with the Portugal side as part of their Nations League campaign. Portugal face Sweden in a Nations League group game on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old played all of Sunday’s 0-0 draw against world champions France.

Ronaldo been sent home from the tournament. He will miss the match against Sweden.

The rest of the Portugal squad were tested on Tuesday and all returned negative results.

The Portugal football federation confirmed in the 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.”

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