Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.

The Portuguese was set to ply his trade in his country’s Nations League clash with Sweden on Wednesday night.

But according to Portuguese outlet Record, he has now been sent home from international duty after testing positive for Covid-19.

Ronaldo is understood to be showing no symptoms despite being diagnosed with the virus, but he must now undergo a 14-day isolation period.

The news will come as a major blow to Juve boss Andrea Pirlo, who is now likely to be without his star man for upcoming fixtures against Crotone, Dynamo Kyiv and Verona.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Portugal team have returned negative tests and are available for selection.

Portugal's Football Federation said: “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 the City of Football.

“The game, counting for the qualification phase of the League of Nations, is scheduled for Wednesday, at 19:45, in Alvalade.”

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Portugal take on Sweden in the Nations League on Wednesday night.

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