Football star Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus
Cristiano Ronaldo, a famed Portuguese footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus, has tested positive for coronavirus.

Ronaldo, 35, is feeling well and still asymptomatic. The footballer has quarantined himself and will be unable to take part in a match against Sweden.

Other players of the Portugal team with whom he had posed for a photo at a dinner on Monday have returned negative tests.

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

"The Portuguese international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation, it said, adding: "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 the City of Football".

"The game, counting for the qualification phase of the League of Nations, is scheduled for Wednesday, at 19:45, in Alvalade."

Portugal will take on Sweden in the Nations League on Wednesday night.