Cristiano Ronaldo has examined constructive for the coronavirus. The Portuguese ahead is reportedly asymptomatic and is out of Portugal’s match in opposition to Sweden. Each the perimeters are going through one another behind closed doorways within the group C recreation of UEFA Nations League in Lisbon on Wednesday night time.
Ronaldo earlier posted a photograph on social media earlier than the information was introduced, having dinner with Portuguese teammates.
Ronaldo was seen sitting near former Actual Madrid team-mate Pepe and Sergio Oliveira, Daniel Podence and Joao Cancelo. Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes can be within the squad.
Portugal’s Soccer Federation confirmed that the Portuguese participant will play no half within the recreation. The federation mentioned Ronaldo’s outcome prompted one other spherical of exams for the remainder of the Portugal squad. It mentioned everybody else within the workforce examined unfavourable.
“Cristiano Ronaldo was launched from the work of the Nationwide Staff after a constructive check for COVID-19, so he is not going to face Sweden. The Portuguese worldwide is doing properly, with out signs, and in isolation. Following the constructive case, the remaining gamers underwent new exams this Tuesday morning, all with a unfavourable outcome, and can be found to Fernando Santos for coaching this afternoon,” learn its assertion.
Ronaldo final featured for Portugal in Sunday’s goal-less draw in opposition to France in Paris on Sunday and performed full 90 minutes within the recreation. Earlier than that, he additionally featured in opposition to Spain in Lisbon on Thursday.
Throughout the recreation in opposition to France on Sunday night time, Ronaldo was seen shaking fingers with various high stars together with Kylian Mbappe at full-time, whereas Eduardo Camavinga swapped shirts with the Portugal star and later posted to say that he ‘would not wash it’.
The information already did harm to his Italian membership Juventus, who noticed their shares fall as a lot as 6.9% in Milan buying and selling after the information.