LISBON: Juventus ahead Cristiano Ronaldo has examined optimistic for coronavirus, the Portuguese soccer federation introduced on Tuesday.
Ronaldo “is asymptomatic” and “will not play against Sweden” in Wednesday’s Nations League match, the federation mentioned on its web site.
The 35-year-old Juventus ahead, who has been voted the world’s prime participant 5 occasions, performed in Portugal’s goalless Nations League draw in opposition to France on Sunday.
Ronaldo has scored 101 targets for Portugal and shall be an enormous absence for his workforce in opposition to Sweden as they goal to carry on to prime spot of their group.
The take a look at consequence additionally means Ronaldo is a doubt for Juventus’ Champions League group match with Barcelona on October 28, which was set to pit Ronaldo in opposition to his previous rival Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo, who has additionally starred for Manchester United and Real Madrid, is the highest-profile footballer to check optimistic for Covid-19, which has killed over 1,000,000 individuals for the reason that begin of the pandemic earlier this yr.
Brazil ahead Neymar, his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe and AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic have additionally examined optimistic for the virus in latest weeks.