Football star Christiano Ronaldo test positive for covid-19
Portugal confirmed in a statement that Ronaldo is in isolation and not showing symptoms.
The statement added that following Ronaldo’s test, the remaining players in the Portugal squad underwent new tests on Tuesday, which came back negative.
Portugal will be without Ronaldo when they host Sweden on Wednesday in a UEFA Nations League game.The 35-year-old played all of Sunday’s 0-0 draw against world champions France and came closest to scoring when he fired a left-footed strike at goal in added time, but his deflected shot was well saved by France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
He also started in Portugal’s goalless draw against Spain in Lisbon last week, a game that marked his 200th appearance for his country at both youth and senior level.
On Monday, Ronaldo posted a picture of himself with the Portugal squad alongside the message: “United on and off the field!”