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Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo tests COVID positive

Portuguese football authorities announced today that Cristiano Ronaldo has been tested positive for Coronavirus.

The 35-year-old footballer is asymptomatic but has gone into isolation and will be missing Portugal’s match against Sweden on Wednesday.

The news arrived just arrived after the five-time Ballon d’Or winner played for Portugal against France in the Nations League and Spain in an international friendly, meaning that he has come into recent contact with a host of football’s top stars.

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Ronaldo immediately left the national team after returning his positive test and is now a doubt for forthcoming Juventus matches.

On Monday, the Juventus forward posted a photo on Twitter showing him and the rest of the Portugal squad having a meal together. The players were all close to each other at a table, with Ronaldo apparently taking the photo himself at the front end.

Along with the tweet, Ronaldo wrote, in Portuguese, “United on and off the field!”

The federation said Ronaldo’s result prompted another round of tests for the rest of the Portugal squad. It said everyone else in the team tested negative.

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