The captain of the Portugal National team, Cristiano Ronaldo, has tested positive for coronavirus. The Juventus forward would spend time in quarantine while missing Portugal’s next game in the UEFA nations league against Sweden.
The Portuguese Football Federation confirmed the news in an official statement on Tuesday. The statement read, “Cristiano Ronaldo was released from training with the national team after a positive test for Covid-19, so he will not face Sweden. The Portugal international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation. Following the positive test, the remaining players underwent new tests on Tuesday morning, and all produced a negative result and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon.”
Ronaldo’s ten-day period of self-isolation would see him miss Juventus’ trip to Crotone in Serie A this weekend, as well as their Champions League group stage opener against Dynamo Kiev on October 20.