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Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

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


Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19, Portugal’s Football Federation said in a statement on its website on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old Juventus striker will miss Wednesday’s UEFA Nations League game against Sweden but is “well, has no symptoms and is in isolation”, the federation said.

The federation added that the rest of the Portugal squad had undergone tests as a result of Ronaldo’s positive, but that they had all tested negative and would be available for the Sweden match.

Earlier, the Juventus forward played represented Portugal in their last two games, first a friendly against Spain and then against France in the Nations League. The two games had ended in a golless draw.

The Portuguese Football Federation has also confirmed that the 35-year-old has now left Portugal’s training camp. He will begin a period of self-isolation and during the time his health will be closely monitored.

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