Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19
Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese Football Federation announced on Tuesday.
Ronaldo “is asymptomatic” and “will not play against Sweden” in Wednesday’s Nations League match, the federation said on its website.
The 35-year-old Juventus forward, who has been voted the world’s top player five times, played in Portugal’s goalless Nations League draw against France on Sunday. Ronaldo has scored 101 goals for Portugal and will be a huge absence for his team against Sweden as they aim to hold on to top spot in their group.
The test result also means Ronaldo is a doubt for Juventus’ Champions League group match with Barcelona on 28 October.