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Cristiano Ronaldo self-isolates after testing positive for COVID-19

Ever since the pandemic worsened in March, many around the world have fallen victim to the fast-spreading coronavirus. As physically fit as they are, athletes are not exempt from it. 

Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest superstar athlete to test positive for COVID-19. The 35-year-old forward for Serie A club Juventus and Portugal national team’s captain is now in isolation.

A statement from the Portuguese Football Federation also revealed that Ronaldo is asymptomatic and following his test, the rest of the Portugal squad have also undergone new tests on Tuesday. So far, no one else in the team tested positive.

Due to this unexpected event, Ronaldo now has to sit out the UEFA Nations League game against Sweden. 

As per ESPN’s report, the football star will likely miss out on the Juventus' Serie A game against Crotone this weekend, as well as next week’s UEFA Champions League group stage opening game against Dynamo Kyiv.

Ronaldo is the third Portugal player to test positive. Last week, Jose Fonte and Anthony Lopes also received positive test results.

(Photo source: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Instagram) 

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