Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus while on international duty and has been released from his work, the Portuguese FA confirmed.
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 football governing body reported through it’s an official website that their star man had tested positive for the Covid 19 despite not displaying any symptoms for it.
It said that that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is doing well and showing no symptoms and is now in self-isolation from the camp.
“The Portuguese international is well, without symptoms and in isolation,” the Federation said.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has taken part in all Portugal’s past two international games, will now miss their tie against Sweden in what will be a huge blow to Portugal Boss Fernando Santos as his team recorded a blank against world champions France in their last Nations League Fixture.
The Portuguese FA also confirmed that all other players will be available for selection after they tested negative on Tuesday morning
“The remaining players were re-tested on Tuesday morning, all of them coming negative and they are available for training this afternoon,” the FPF said.
Fernando Santo will be hoping he can guide his team to victory against Sweden as he hopes to maintain his lead on top of group C in the nations league cup .