Cristiano Ronaldo exams constructive for COVID-19


LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has examined constructive for the coronavirus, the Portuguese soccer federation stated Tuesday.

The federation stated Ronaldo was doing nicely and had no signs. It didn’t say when he examined constructive.

Ronaldo performed within the 0-0 draw at France within the Nations League on Sunday, and in addition within the 0-0 draw towards Spain in a pleasant final week.

Ronaldo is in isolation and has been dropped from the nation’s Nations League match towards Sweden on Wednesday in Lisbon.

On Monday, the Juventus ahead posted a photograph on Twitter exhibiting him and the remainder of the Portugal squad having a meal collectively. The gamers have been all shut to one another at a desk, with Ronaldo apparently taking the photograph himself on the entrance finish.

Together with the tweet, Ronaldo wrote, in Portuguese, “United on and off the sector!”

The federation stated Ronaldo’s end result prompted one other spherical of exams for the remainder of the Portugal squad. It stated everybody else within the group examined destructive.

Tuesday’s follow session was moved from the morning to the afternoon so there was time for all the outcomes to return again.

Two different Portugal gamers had examined constructive for COVID-19 just lately, José Fonte and Anthony Lopes.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos stated final week the constructive outcomes amongst gamers have been “taking place in every single place on the planet.”

“We’re essentially the most examined folks and we’ve the assure that everybody who will likely be touring to France with us are destructive,” Santos stated earlier than the match towards France.

Portugal and France lead Group 3 with seven factors every after three matches.

The Portuguese federation didn’t instantly launch particulars about the place Ronaldo was in isolation, or for a way lengthy he would keep there.

He may miss Juventus’ Serie A match at Crotone on Saturday and the group’s Champions League opener at Dynamo Kyiv subsequent Tuesday. And relying on his situation and the outcomes of future exams, he may additionally miss the much-anticipated match towards Barcelona on Oct. 28.

Juventus had been in isolation following constructive exams for 2 employees members with the membership. There was some controversy that Ronaldo and 6 different gamers have been allowed to depart the remoted group and be part of their nationwide groups.


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