Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The star forward tested positive while on international duty with Portugal. He is asymptomatic and in isolation, the team said.

By Victor Mather and Tariq Panja

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of soccer’s biggest stars and among the world’s most famous athletes, has tested positive for the coronavirus, Portugal’s soccer federation announced Tuesday.

Ronaldo, 35, was removed from Portugal’s training camp in Lisbon and will miss his country’s Nations Cup game Wednesday against Sweden, the federation said. The team said Ronaldo was not displaying symptoms of Covid-19, and was in isolation.

“Following the positive case, the remaining players underwent new tests Tuesday morning,” the federation said in a statement. “All tested negative.”

Ronaldo played in Portugal’s scoreless draw against France on Sunday, and posted a photo of himself dining with his social media accounts on Monday.

“United on and off the field,” the caption read.

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