Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

13 October 2020, 15:32 | Updated: 13 October 2020, 15:38

Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus
Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus. Picture: PA

By Maddie Goodfellow

Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19, the Portuguese Football Federation has said.

It means the footballer will miss his country's match against Sweden on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old is said to be "doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation", with no further positive tests reported in the squad ahead of Wednesday's match.

The PFF confirmed in a statement: "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 Cidade do Futebol.

"The game (against Sweden), counting for the qualification phase of the Nations League, is scheduled for Wednesday, at 19:45, in Alvalade."

No further positive tests have been reported in the Portugal squad ahead of the Sweden match.

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward Ronaldo had played in both of Portugal's matches so far during the international break.

Ronaldo started against Spain in Lisbon, coming off late in the second half of the goalless draw, and then played the whole of the Nations League A3 fixture against France in Saint-Denis on Sunday.

The 35-year-old had scored in each of his Serie A appearances this season, including a brace in the 2-2 draw against Roma on September 27.

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