Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese captain tests positive for coronavirus

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese captain tests positive for coronavirus

- Cristiano Ronaldo had been with the Portugal national team for the UEFA Nations League

- He was in action during their 0-0 draw with reigning world champions France

- The Juventus star is the only member of the squad that has tested positive for coronavirus

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Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus and has been immediately released by the Portugal national team to go into self-isolation, Mirror reports.

The Juventus star was due to feature for Portugal on Wednesday, October 14, in their UEFA Nations League clash against Sweden.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese captain has tested positive for coronavirus
Cristiano Ronaldo has been told to self-isolate after he tested positive for coronavirus.
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He has been released by the national side and must now isolate. The FPF said:

"Cristiano Ronaldo was released from the work of the National Team after a positive test for COVID-19, so he will not face Sweden.

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"The Portuguese international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation.
"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 the City of Football.
"The game, counting for the qualification phase of the League of Nations, is scheduled for Wednesday, at 19:45, in Alvalade."

He was in action on Sunday evening, October 11, when he captained his country to a 0-0 draw with reigning world champions France, but has been told to leave the squad.

Recall that the social media space was agog after the Portugal captain and Kylian Mbappe were seen having a very warm discussion at half-time of the game as they smiled while they gist.

The duo embraced each other and then Ronaldo gave the youngster a friendly tap on the head as he walked away.

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Mbappe, smiling and laughing, can be seen talking with Ronaldo before the referee blows his whistle to commence the action for the second 45 minutes.

It is no secret that Mbappe idolised Ronaldo as a child, and the French star shared an image of himself with the Portuguese with the caption 'Idol' as well as the crown and goat emojis.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Didier Dechamps is delighted to maintain France’ record against Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese striker failed to score against his side during their UEFA Nations League clash.

The game would mean the former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker has faced Le Blues five times without getting a goal.

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