The news coming in from the Portugal National Team is that Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19 and has gone into isolation. This comes as a huge blow for the Portugal national team as they will be without they leading goalscorer and captain for the crucial game against Sweden.
Ronaldo, who captained his Portugal side against Les Blues on Sunday night has tested positive for the virus. Although the Portuguese Football Federation has reported that he isn’t showing any symptoms at all after testing positive, it’s still worrying news for his nation and Juventus side.
Following the development, Cristiano Ronaldo himself decided to go into isolation and away from his teammates at the national team. The news that Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19 is just reaching us, and we will be updating you with more information as the days go by. However, we’re still not certain whether more players have been tested positive for the virus or where he exactly contracted it at the moment.
Ronaldo’s Condition After Testing Positive
From all indication, all we can report right now is that Cristiano Ronaldo is not showing any symptoms, and he is feeling well despite testing positive. And just like the case of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo might not display any major issues due to his insane physical condition.
Meanwhile, having been isolated, we believe that he can step up with his recovery process at least within the 10 days mandatory isolation period.
What’s At Stake As Cristiano Ronaldo Has Tested Positive For Covid-19
After testing positive for the virus, Ronaldo is mandated to go into isolation and will now miss the upcoming Nations League fixture against Sweden. This is a huge blow for the Portugal National Team, who will be going into the encounter without their captain and best player for the important game. Ronaldo scored the two goals that gave the Selecao victory against the Swedish side the last time out.
Just like we know, there has been a surge in the coronavirus cases recently as part of the second wave of the pandemic. So it’s possible that the Juventus forward contracted the virus during the trip to France during the past weekend. And sadly, the 35-year old must have possibly been contagious when he had contact with Kylian Mbappe during the clash with the World champions.
The Portuguese Football Federation has released the following statement on their website after learning about Ronaldo’s health situation: “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.”
On the other hand, Juventus-Barca scheduled Champions League fixture could be out of reach for Cristiano Ronaldo. According to the rule in Italy, Ronaldo is to isolate for at least 10 days after he tested positive for Covid-19. But Juventus will be facing Barcelona in the Champions League in 15 days. Truly, the news is putting both parties in tight situations.
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