Portugal head coach Fernando Santos [Photo: One Football]
Oct 14th, 2020 -Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, has tested positive for coronavirus.
The 35-year-old is “doing well”, without symptoms, and in isolation.
The remainder of Fernando Santos’ Portugal squad has tested negative for Covid-19 and is available for selection.
“Ronaldo is asymptomatic, he is completely okay, without any symptoms, he doesn’t even know what happened to him,” said the Portugal head coach, Fernando Santos.
“No team can be better without the best player in the world, but this team has already demonstrated that collectively, it has the capacity to tackle the situation,” added Santos.
Portugal face Sweden in a Nations League group game today.
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.
As a result of his period of quarantine, Ronaldo is also set to miss Juventus’ Serie A fixture at Crotone on 17th October and his side’s opening Champions League group game against Dynamo Kiev on 20 October.
The Italian champions then face Verona in the league on 25th October and Barcelona in their second European group game on 28th October.
Ronaldo posted a selfie with the Portugal squad on social media on Monday night with the caption “United on and off the field!”