Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese FA have confirmed. 


The news comes just days after the five-time Ballon d'Or winner played for Portugal against France in the Nations League and Spain in an international friendly, meaning that he has come into recent contact with a host of football's top stars. 

The superstar immediately left the national team after returning his positive test and will miss Wednesday's match against Sweden as well as upcoming club matches for Juventus. 

There is also concern for his international team-mates after Ronaldo posed for a picture just hours before the news was announced, with the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star smiling for a selfie at dinner.

It has been confirmed that the 35-year-old is asymptomatic and is now self-isolating while he recovers.

Ronaldo's positive test comes shortly after two of his Portuguese team-mates also tested positive for Covid-19.

Earlier in the international break, Anthony Lopes and Jose Fonte had contracted the virus and were also immediately sent away from the group. 

The news of Ronaldo's positive test was confirmed in a statement from the Portuguese FA, which reads: '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.

'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.'

Ronaldo's positive test will raise further questions over whether international fixtures should have gone ahead at the height of a worldwide pandemic.

The likes of Milan Skriniar, Leo Dubois, Manuel Akanji, Naby Keita and Amadou Diawara have all also contracted Covid-19 while away with their national teams, much to the ire of their club bosses. 

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