Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for COVID-19 just days after the Portugal-France UEFA Nations League fixture that ended in a draw, putting up the total number of cases on the Portuguese national team to three.
The 35-year-old forward has been reported to be asymptomatic and in isolation, and will not appear in the country’s match against Sweden on Wednesday.
Ronaldo could also miss Juventus’ Serie A fixture against Crotone on Saturday and the club’s Champions League opener at Dynamo Kyiv next Tuesday. With the results of his condition and future tests to be applied, he could also miss the much-anticipated match against Lionel Messi and Barcelona scheduled on October 28.
The official statement from the PFF:
“Cristiano Ronaldo was released from national team duties after a positive test for COVID-19; 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.
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The game, counting for the qualification phase of the League of Nations, is scheduled for Wednesday in Alvalade.”
Ronaldo being seen greeting several French players, including Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, and midfielder Paul Pogba, Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane and alot more others is something to be aware of. He also swapped shirts with young French talent Eduardo Camavinga after the match.
The Portugal star recently just became the second player ever on the men’s side to reach over 100 goals with their national team. Ronaldo, who has five Champions League titles to his name, holds the records for the most goals with 130 and 40 assists in Champions League history.