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Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive For Coronavirus- Set To Miss Sweden Clash

Portuguese international and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is set to miss Portugal’s clash against Sweden.

According to an official press statement from the Portuguese Football Federation, “Cristiano Ronaldo was released from training with the national team after a positive test for Covid-19, so he will not face Sweden.

“The Portugal international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation.

“Following the positive test, the remaining players underwent new tests on Tuesday morning, and all produced a negative result and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon.”

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In light of this announcement, Portugal’s all-time top goalscorer will miss Portugal’s Nation’s League encounter with Sweden on Wednesday night as he begins a ten-day period of self-isolation.

He will also miss  Juventus’ Serie A match against FC Crotone this weekend, as well as their Champions League group stage opener against Dynamo Kiev on October 20.

Prior to been confirmed positive for the novel coronavirus, the 35-year-old skipper played the entirety of Portugal’s 0-0 draw with 2018 World Cup winners France on Sunday.

Portugal’s draw ensured that the 2019 UEFA Nations League winners stayed top of League A, Group 3 on goal difference ahead of Les Bleus, with Croatia four points further back in third.

News of his contraction means Ronaldo becomes the third player in recent weeks to have tested positive following Liverpool’s Naby Keita and Inter Milan’s Ashley Young who have all tested positive as well.

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