World top rated footballer and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
Ronaldo who as been ruled out of Portugal’s clash with Sweden was confirmed to have tested positive by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF).
According to the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), Cristiano is “doing well, without symptoms, and is already in isolation”.
The Portugal national team confirmed the news in an official statement on Tuesday, which reads:
“Cristiano Ronaldo was released from training with the national team after a positive test for Covid-19, so he will not face Sweden.
“The Portugal international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation.
“Following the positive test, the remaining players underwent new tests on Tuesday morning, and all produced a negative result and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon.”
However, Portugal will face Sweden in a Nations League group game on Wednesday.
The remainder of Fernando Santos’ Portugal squad have tested negative for Covid-19 and are available for selection.
In addition, Portugal played out a 0-0 draw with France in Paris on Sunday and are top of the group, level on points with the world champions.
The Portugal captain became the first European to score 100 international goals in men’s football when his side beat Sweden in the reverse Nations League fixture in September.
As a result of his period of quarantine, Ronaldo is also set to miss Juventus’ Serie A fixture at Crotone on 17 October and his side’s opening Champions League group game against Dynamo Kiev on 20 October.