Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus and will miss Portugal’s game against Sweden

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Soccer Football - Euro 2020 Qualifier - Group B - Lithuania v Portugal - LFF Stadium, Vilnius, Lithuania - September 10, 2019 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their fourth goal REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

The Juventus striker will now undertake a two-week period in quarantine after contracting Covid-19 while away on international duty.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of Portugal‘s clash with Sweden after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Portuguese Football Federation confirmed the news in an official statement on Tuesday, which reads: “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 will sit out Portugal’s Nation’s League meeting with Sweden on Wednesday night as he begins a ten-day period of self-isolation.

The 35-year-old is also set to 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.

He played the full 90 minutes of Portugal’s 0-0 with 2018 World Cup winners France on Sunday, winning his 167th international cap in the process.

That result ensured that Fernando Santos’ side stayed top of League A, Group 3 on goal difference ahead of Les Bleus, with Croatia four points further back in third.


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