The Portuguese Football Federation announced on Tuesday that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Ronaldo, 35, was tested while on international duty with the Portuguese national team.
“Cristiano Ronaldo fired from national team after a positive test for COVID-19, so he will not face Sweden” The federation said in a statement.
The federation said it had tested the rest of Portugal’s and found none of the other players had been infected as the team prepares to play Sweden on Wednesday.
Following a scoreless draw with France on Sunday, Juventus forward posted a photo of himself with teammates on his social media, “United on and off the field”
This year, Ronaldo became He became the first soccer player to reach $ 1 billion in career income, And only the third active athlete to overcome that obstacle NBC Sports, Citing Forbes.
In a match against Sweden last month, the Portuguese-native scored his 100th international goal, becoming only the second person in history to reach this milestone.
In 2009, he left Manchester United after a six-year absence for Real Madrid, where he joined the Spanish team. Led to an all-time goal scorer.
Currently, Ronaldo has a two-year contract with Italian Juventus for two years, and he is the captain of the Portuguese national team.
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