COVID-19: Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo test positive.

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Ronaldo’s positive test also means he won’t be available for Juventus’ trip to Crotone at the weekend and could even be a doubt for the Champions league group-stage clash with Barcelona on 28 October.

Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19 while away on international duty with Portugal.

The 35-year-old started both of Portugal’s games over the past week and will now miss their second Nations League group game of the month against Sweden on Wednesday night.

The rest of the Portugal squad, meanwhile, returned negative results and all should be available for the upcoming clash.

Ronaldo’s positive result was revealed in a statement from the Portuguese FA on their official website which read: “Cristiano Ronaldo was released from training with the national team after a positive test for Covid-19, so he will not face Sweden.

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“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.”

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

Tuesday’s revelation comes after Ronaldo played 90 minutes in Portugal’s Nations League stalemate with France on Sunday night.

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In the wake of the contest, several French stars posted action photos alongside the modern-day icon on their respective Instagrams. 17-year-old Eduardo Camavinga even got ahold of his match-worn shirt.

France travel to Croatia on Wednesday night, with Didier Deschamps hopeful that he’ll have a full squad of players to select from.

The 35-year-old had started the 2020/21 campaign off in prolific form, netting the third in a 3-0 victory over Sampdoria on Andrea Pirlo’s coaching debut against Sampdoria before bagging a brace to rescue a point for the Biaconeri at Roma.

Ronaldo has become the 30th player in Serie A currently infected with the virus. The likes of Roberto Gagliardini, Radja Nainggolan, Milan Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni have also tested positive.


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