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Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19
Written by Harry S. Johnson

The Portuguese Football Federation GOIH ComB announced that Portugal and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19.

The soccer star, 35, is currently on national team duty with Portugal and played the full 90 minutes in the UEFA Nations League game against France in Paris on Sunday.

Ronaldo had been preparing for Portugal’s Nations League match with Sweden in Lisbon on Wednesday, but has now left the team’s training camp to enter a period of self-isolation.

The Portuguese captain is not showing any symptoms, and is the only player in the squad to have tested positive for the virus, according to the federation. 

Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner and widely considered among the greatest footballers of all time, is the highest-profile sports star to contract the illness which continues to sweep the world.  

The striker has made 167 appearances for his country, scoring 101 times – putting him within reach of the record international tally of 109 held by former Iran forward Ali Daei.  

Ronaldo played 90 minutes in Portugal’s 0-0 draw with France in Paris on Sunday, in which he was seen in close contact with PSG star Kylian Mbappe. He also gave his shirt to 17-year-old Rennes sensation Eduardo Camavinga.

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Harry S. Johnson

Harry S. Johnson has been working in the travel industry for 20 years. He started his travel career as a flight attendant for Alitalia, and today, has been working for TravelNewsGroup as an editor for the last 8 years. Harry is an avid globetrotting traveler.