Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
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On Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Portuguese soccer federation confirmed. The striker is doing well and is asymptomatic.

"Cristiano Ronaldo was released from the work of the National Team after a positive test for COVID-19, so he will not face Sweden," Portuguese Football Federation said in a statement in Portuguese.

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

Portuguese Football Federation then said that other players later underwent new tests and all tested negative.

"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," the statement read.

In the footballing world, it is time for an international break. Ronaldo has been dropped from Portuguese squad who will face Sweden in the UEFA Nations League fixture on Wednesday.

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