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13 Oct, 2020 | Posted By:
Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive For COVID-19

According to a UK publication the Daily Mail, Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. According to the publication:

He is asymptomatic
He left Portugal national tteam to isolate
He also posed for a photo with the entire squad at dinner hours before before the diagnosis.
We will update this article if new details emerge.
Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19, Portugal's soccer federation announced Tuesday. The league said the Portuguese superstar is "doing well, without symptoms." Ronaldo is in isolation. 


Ronaldo was supposed to play against Sweden on Wednesday, but he was dropped from the match. The game counted toward the qualification phase of the League of Nations. 

A photo that was posted by Ronaldo less than a day ago on Twitter showed him with his teammates gathering at a table for a meal without wearing masks. "United on and off the field," he tweeted. 
Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese Football Federation said in a statement Tuesday.

According to the statement, Ronaldo is "well, without symptoms, and in isolation."
The 35-year-old Juventus forward played for Portugal against France in the Nations League on Sunday and against Spain in a friendly last week.


Ronaldo will now miss his country's next Nations League fixture against Sweden on Wednesday, as well as Juventus' upcoming matches which include a Serie A clash with Crotone and a Champions League group game against Dynamo Kyiv.
Following Ronaldo's positive test, the Portuguese Football Federation also said that every player subsequently returned a negative test on Tuesday morning.
Despite surging cases of Covid-19 across the globe, many footballers have left their clubs to play international games.
However, some clubs have not released players to play for their countries, including Austrian side RB Salzburg whose players were called up for Mali, Cameroon, Zambia, Austria and Hungary.
Ronaldo (right) shares a joke with French striker Kylian Mbappe (center) during Portugal's Nations League match.
On Monday, Ronaldo posted a photo to social media of him sharing a meal with his Portugal teammates.
The forward has scored three league goals in two games for Juventus so far this season -- one against Sampdoria and a brace against AS Roma.
He also scored twice as Portugal defeated Sweden 2-0 in the Nations League last month.
With his first goal against Sweden, Ronaldo became the second player ever to reach the milestone of 100 international goals. He is now eight goals behind the all-time international record of 109 set by Iranian Ali Daei.
Earlier this year Ronaldo flew back to his native Madeira when coronavirus cases started to rise across Europe and football was suspended, according to Reuters.
He then helped Juventus lift the Serie A title following the league's resumption.


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