Christiano Ronaldo with the Portuguese national team in a Twitter photo
CHRISTIANO Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19.
A release from the Portuguese national team on Tuesday stated that the forward tested positive and has been ruled out of the game versus Sweden on Wednesday in the UEFA Nations League.
It stated that the remaining Portuguese players were also tested for the coronavirus and all results returned negative.
Ronaldo, 35, played all of Sunday’s 0-0 draw against world champions France and started in Portugal’s goalless draw against Spain in Lisbon last week.
That game marked his 200th appearance for his country at both youth and senior level.
On Monday, Ronaldo posted a picture of himself with the Portugal squad alongside the message: “United on and off the field!”