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Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

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Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has announced.

The 35-year-old is “doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation”, the FPF said in a statement.

Portugal face Sweden in a Nations League group game on Wednesday.

The remainder of Fernando Santos’ Portugal squad have tested negative for Covid-19 and are available for selection.

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Portugal played out a 0-0 draw with France in Paris on Sunday and are top of the group, level on points with the world champions.

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The Portugal captain became the first European to score 100 international goals in men’s football when his side beat Sweden in the reverse Nations League fixture in September.

As a result of his period of quarantine, Ronaldo is also set to miss Juventus’ Serie A fixture at Crotone on 17 October and his side’s opening Champions League group game against Dynamo Kiev on 20 October.

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The Italian champions then face Verona in the league on 25 October and Barcelona in their second European group game on 28 October.

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Ronaldo posted a selfie with the Portugal squad on social media on Monday night with the caption “United on and off the field!”

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