World News – US – Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus


The star striker tested positive while on international duty with Portugal He is asymptomatic and isolated, the team said

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of football’s biggest stars and among the world’s most famous athletes, has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese football federation announced on Tuesday

Ronaldo, 35, has been taken out of Portugal’s training camp in Lisbon and will miss his country’s Nations Cup game on Wednesday against Sweden, the federation said The team said Ronaldo was not showing symptoms of Covid-19 and was in isolation

« Following the positive case, the remaining players underwent new tests on Tuesday morning, » the federation said in a statement « All have tested negative »

Ronaldo played for Portugal in a friendly against Spain last week and in a scoreless Nations League draw against France on Sunday on Monday, he posted a photo of himself- even having dinner with his smiling teammates on his social media accounts

Ronaldo, who plays for Italian club Juventus, was spared the infection earlier this year when the virus swept through his squad and the Italian league system At least three Juventus players – Paulo Dybala, Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi – tested positive in the first wave of cases earlier this year

But Ronaldo isn’t the first football star to test positive this fall as top European leagues enter new season Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was tested positive when he showed up at a training camp with the French national team in August, weeks after Brazilian star Neymar and two of his teammates at French club Paris St-Un Allemand reportedly caught the virus during a post-season holiday in Spain

While many top European leagues have been able to resume their seasons after hiding play for several months at the height of the pandemic this spring, the coronavirus remains a threat Liverpool, the defending English Premier League champion , has had several players testing positive in recent weeks Forward Xherdan Shaqiri was the most recent, although his test result was later reclassified as a false positive It followed on from earlier cases involving Thiago Alcantara and Sadio Mané

But in America’s top league, Major League Soccer, several games have been postponed or postponed this year after players or staff tested positive On Monday, the league announced it had postponed the next three games involving the Colorado Rapids after an outbreak in this team

MLS said the team had not recorded any new cases, but the decision to postpone the games « was made on the basis of the total number of current cases and in consultation with the Department of Public Health and of the Colorado Environment « 

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