PORTUGAL

Cristiano, self-isolating, watches Portugal train from his balcony

Portugal finished their preparations for Wednesday's Nations League game against Sweden. Cristiano, who tested positive for Covid-19, won't be taking part.

Cristiano, self-isolating, watches Portugal train from his balcony

Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for Covid-19 this week but even that didn't stop him from watching his team mates in the Portugal squad at work in training at the Cidade do Futebol, just outside Lisbon.

The Juventus star, who is asymptomatic, sat outside on the balcony of his room at the Cidade do Futebol de Oeiras, to watch the squad compete their final preparations for Wednesday's Nations League game against Sweden. The rest of the Portugal squad tested negative and spent the day being taken through their drills by coach Fernando Santos. Cristiano won't be able to play in the Sweden game and for the time being, has to remain in confinement until he returns a negative test. 

Portugal go into Wednesday's match as joint leaders in League A Group 3 with France - both team are on seven points from three games with Portugal having a superior goal difference. Both teams remain unbeaten with three group games left to play.