• The Portuguese striker has tested positive before taking on Sweden and must be quarantined for at least 10 days according to Italian regulations

  • On October 28, FC Barcelona visit Juventus in the group stage of the Champions League

  • The azulgrana Trincao, his teammate, has tested negative in today’s test

Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus. The 35-year-old Portuguese striker was infected during the Portuguese national team’s concentration and will miss this Wednesday’s match against Sweden, corresponding to the group stage of the Football Nations League.

Cristiano must spend at least 10 days in quarantine, according to the regulations in force in Italy, after his positive with Portugal, putting his presence at risk for the duel against FC Barcelona.

The club will visit Juventus in two weeks on the occasion of the party of the group stage of the Champions League on the 28th of October, but to be seen whether he will be facing the Portuguese striker.

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has communicated the positive of the ex-Madridista, as well as the negative of the rest of the players, including the Barcelona player Francisco Trincao :

“Cristiano Ronaldo was released from the job of the National Team after a positive test for COVID-19, so he will not face Sweden.

The Portuguese international is well, without symptoms and isolated.

After the positive case, the remaining players underwent new tests this Tuesday morning, all with negative results, and are at the disposal of Fernando Santos to train this afternoon, in the Ciudad del Fútbol.

The match, corresponding to the Nations League qualifying phase, is scheduled for Wednesday, at 7:45 pm, in Alvalade ”, reads the FPF statement.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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