Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive For Coronavirus Days After Playing For Portugal Against Spain And France

Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive For Coronavirus Days After Playing For Portugal Against Spain And France

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Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, Portuguese football authorities announced today.


The 35-year-old superstar is asymptomatic but has gone into isolation and will miss Portugal’s match against Sweden on Wednesday.

The news comes just days after the five-time Ballon d’Or winner played for Portugal against France in the Nations League and Spain in an international friendly, meaning that he has come into recent contact with a host of football’s top stars.

Ronaldo immediately left the national team after returning his positive test and is now a doubt for forthcoming Juventus matches.
There is also concern for his international team-mates after Ronaldo posed for a picture just hours before the news was announced, with the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star smiling for a selfie at dinner.

Among those sitting close to Ronaldo at the table were his former Real Madrid team-mate Pepe and Sergio Oliveira, who also plays for Porto, Daniel Podence of Wolves and Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo. Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes is also in the Portugal squad.

During the game against France on Sunday night, Ronaldo was seen shaking hands with a number of top stars including Kylian Mbappe at full-time, while Eduardo Camavinga swapped shirts with the Portugal star and later posted to say that he ‘wouldn’t wash it’.

It has been confirmed that the 35-year-old is asymptomatic and is now self-isolating while he recovers.

Source:Dailymailfootball

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