The Portuguese Football Federation Association announced late on Tuesday that world-class footballer Christiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Christian Ronaldo plays for Juventus and has been voted five times as the world's top player. He has recently played in Portugal's goalless Nations League but will have to sit out of his national side's clash against Sweden on Wednesday.
Portuguese Football Association informed that Christiano Ronaldo is “well, has no symptoms and is in isolation.”
Portuguese Football Association furthermore added that the rest of the Portugal team had undergone COVID-19 test following Ronaldo's positivity for the virus. Regardless, the rest of the team had tested negative and will be available for the UEFA Nation's League game against Sweden on Wednesday.
He is doubtful to appear in Juventus's Serie A trip to Crotone on Saturday and their Champions League group stage opening game away to Dynamo Kiev next Tuesday.
The Portugal Football Association said in a statement, “Cristiano Ronaldo was released from the work of the National Team after a positive test for COVID-19, so 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.”
Christian Ronaldo played in the 0-0 draw against Spain and France last week. Portugal and France top Group 3 with seven points each after three matches.
After their game against France on Saturday, he was seen shaking hands with a number of top stars including Kylian Mbappe at full-time. He was also seen swapping shirts with Eduardo Camavinga and later posted and said that he “wouldn’t wash it.” This act did massive damage to his Italian club Juventus. The club witnessed a drop in its shares of about 6.9 pper centin Milan.