The Covid-19 pandemic is an international plague. It has taken many lives around the globe. Athletes are no exception to testing positive for the coronavirus. The latest huge name to have Covid-19 is soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo.
Breaking: Portugal have confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/3yfuv1Y1Kk
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 13, 2020
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.
Per the Portuguese Football Federation site:
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, in Cidade do Futebol.
The game, counting for the qualification phase of the League of Nations, is scheduled for Wednesday, at 19:45, in Alvalade.
Ronaldo posted a photo earlier Monday of a team dinner.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 12, 2020
Ronaldo is in his third season with Juventus after nine seasons with Real Madrid and six seasons with Manchester United.