Wednesday, 14 October 2020 08:51

BREAKING: Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive For Coronavirus While on International Duty

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As the Portuguese football authorities announced today, Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 35-year-old superstar is asymptomatic, but went into isolation and on Wednesday would miss Portugal's game against Sweden.

The announcement arrives just days after the five-time Ballon d'Or winner played in an international friendly for Portugal versus France in the Nations League and Spain, suggesting that he has recently come into touch with a number of top football stars.

There is also curiosity for his foreign team-mates after Ronaldo posed with them for a portrait just hours before the news was released, with the former star of Manchester United and Real Madrid posing at dinner for a selfie.

After returning his positive test, Ronaldo subsequently left the national team and is now a doubt for upcoming Juventus matches.

Among those sitting close to Ronaldo at the dinner were his former Real Madrid team-mate Pepe and Sergio Oliveira, who also plays for Porto, Daniel Podence of Wolves and Manchester City's Joao Cancelo. Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes is also in the Portugal squad.

During the game against France on Sunday night, Ronaldo was seen shaking hands and with a number of top stars including PSG's Kylian Mbappe.

Chelsea's Olivier Giroud also embraced Ronaldo at full-time, six days before the West London side's next game against Southampton on Saturday.

France player Eduardo Camavinga swapped shirts with the Portugal star and later posted to say that he 'wouldn't wash it'.

Ronaldo played all 90 minutes of the game at the Stade de France in Paris, which ended goalless.

Four days earlier, Ronaldo played in a friendly against Spain in Lisbon, embracing a team-mate and shaking hands with his manager after his second-half substitution.

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