- The striker has been ordered into self-isolation for effective treatment
- He is seen watching his Portugal team-mates battle Sweden from an apartment
Cristiano Ronaldo could only watch from an isolated apartment during Portugal’s UEFA Nations League clash with Sweden on Wednesday night, October 14.
The team captain tested positive for coronavirus about 24 hours earlier after another round of tests were conducted on all players in line with the UEFA guidelines in containing the spread.
Ronaldo was the only player that returned positive result and he was immediately isolated and will not be in action until, at least, ten days.
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.
"The Portuguese international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation."
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 captain and Kylian Mbappe were seen having a very warm discussion at half-time of France vs Portugal 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.
And the five-time Ballon d'Or is back in Italy to self isolate after testing positive for deadly coronavirus.
He returned to Turin to observe the exercise as stated as explained by local authorities regarding his COVID-19 diagnosis.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that CR7's sister Katia Aveiro has labelled the outcome of the test as fraud, suggesting foul-play in the process. She further expressed disappointment at the way COVID-19 has been handled.
Although the former Real Madrid and Manchester United forward is expecting another test result to be sure, he is however not showing any symptom of the infection.
Katia said on Instagram: “If Cristiano Ronaldo needs to be the one to wake up the world, I have to say that this Portuguese is a predestined, someone sent by God. Thank you!!!
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