PORTUGAL

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the latest footballing star to test positive for covid-19 and is now in self-isolation until 23 October.

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for covid-19 and has been subsequently released from duty with Portugal ahead of Fernando Santos' side’s game against Sweden on Wednesday.

After news reports broke in Portugal, the Portuguese football federation issued a statement to say that the Juventus star is “doing well, without symptoms and in isolation.”

“After the positive case, the remaining players underwent new tests this Tuesday morning. All came back with negative results, and they are at the disposal of Fernando Santos to train this afternoon,” it said.

News of Ronaldo's positive coronavirus result comes less than 24 hours after the ex-Real Madrid forward posted a picture of him and his Portugal team mates enjoying a training camp dinner, together with the message: "United on and off the pitch".

Ronaldo wil self-isolate until 23 October

Ronaldo had already featured in two games for Portugal during the international break, against Spain last Wednesday and against France on Sunday, both of which ended in 0-0 draws.

The 35-year-old will now self-isolate until 23 October, meaning he should be available for Juve's crunch Champions League tie with Barcelona on 28 October.

The five-time Champions League winner becomes the latest footballing megastar to be confirmed coronavirus positive, after Kylian Mbappé and Neymar tested positive for the disease in September.