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Fans Are Worried About This Picture After News Of Cristiano Ronaldo's Positive Coronavirus Test

Fans Are Worried About This Picture After News Of Cristiano Ronaldo's Positive Coronavirus Test

Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest high-profile athlete to contract coronavirus - and everyone's attention has turned to one particular picture on social media.

The 35-year-old is currently on international duty, but the Portuguese Football Federation confirmed that he will miss his side's Nations League clash with Sweden after returning a positive test for COVID-19.

According to reports, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is "feeling well and has no symptoms" but "remains in isolation".

Cristiano Ronaldo has contracted COVID-19. Credit: Twitter
Cristiano Ronaldo has contracted COVID-19. Credit: Twitter
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Portugal officials released a statement, saying: "Cristiano Ronaldo was released from the work of the National Team after a positive test for COVID-19, so he will not face Sweden.

"The Portuguese international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation.

"Following the positive case, the remaining players underwent new tests this Tuesday morning, all with a negative result, and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon, in Cidade do Futebol."

Ronaldo's Portugal recently met France in the Nations League. Credit: Twitter
Ronaldo's Portugal recently met France in the Nations League. Credit: Twitter
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But in the wake of the news of Ronaldo's positive test, attention swiftly turned to the remainder of the Portugal squad.

Just days prior, Juventus star Ronaldo had taken a group picture with his teammates at dinner and posted it on his social media channels.

Fans were quick to pick up on the fact that there wasn't much social distancing going on, but it's understood the Portuguese Football Federation have since conducted coronavirus tests on every players - all of them reportedly returning a negative outcome.

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The same can be said for the French squad who played out a 0-0 draw against Portugal at the start of the week.

But while every player (except CR7) returned a negative result, both players will continued to be monitored for symptoms.

As for goal-scoring machine Ronaldo, he'll now undertake two weeks of compulsory quarantine and is likely to miss a number of Serie A games for Juventus once he returns from international duty.

Juve also play Barcelona in the Champions League in less than two weeks, meaning Ronaldo faces the nervous wait to see whether he's eligible for that huge match too.

Topics: Football, Nations League, Pandemic, Portugal, Coronavirus, latest news, Australia, Cristiano Ronaldo, Updates, Covid-19

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