Portugal captain has been dropped from his nation’s upcoming Nations League match in opposition to Sweden.
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has examined optimistic for the coronavirus, the nation’s soccer federation has mentioned.
In a press release on Tuesday, the Portuguese Soccer Federation (FPF) mentioned the 35-year-old ahead “is doing effectively, with out signs, and is in isolation”.
It didn’t say when he examined optimistic.
Ronaldo performed within the 0-0 draw at France within the Nations League on Sunday, and likewise within the 0-0 draw in opposition to Spain in a pleasant final week.
He has been dropped from the nation’s Nations League match in opposition to Sweden on Wednesday.
On Monday, the Juventus ahead posted a photograph on Twitter exhibiting him and the remainder of the Portugal squad having a meal collectively. The gamers have been all shut to one another at a desk, with Ronaldo apparently taking the picture himself on the entrance finish.
Together with the tweet, Ronaldo wrote, in Portuguese, “United on and off the sphere!”
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 12, 2020
The federation mentioned Ronaldo’s outcome prompted one other spherical of checks for the remainder of the Portugal squad. It mentioned everybody else within the group had examined unfavourable.
The squad was scheduled to practise usually on Tuesday forward of the match in opposition to Sweden in Lisbon.
Portugal and France lead Group 3 with seven factors every after three matches.
Ronaldo will certainly additionally miss upcoming matches of his Italian membership Juventus after the optimistic take a look at.
Juve go to Crotone within the Serie A on Saturday and have their Champions League opener subsequent Tuesday at Dynamo Kiev.
He can solely return to motion after testing unfavourable once more.
The ahead isn’t the primary among the many world’s most well-known footballers to contract COVID-19.
Others embody his Juventus team-mate Paulo Dybala; Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel di Maria and Marquinhos; Paul Pogba of Manchester United; and AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.