Football star Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the corona virus, the Portuguese Football Association announced on Tuesday.
The 35-year-old Ronaldo was tested in international action with the Portuguese national team.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has been fired from the work of the national team after a positive test for COVID-19 so that he will not play against Sweden,” said the Federation said in a statement.
The association added that the rest of the Portuguese squad had been tested and none of the other players were infected as the team prepare to face Sweden on Wednesday.
After a goalless draw with France on Sunday, the Juventus forward and his teammates posted a photo on their social media that read “United on and off the field”.
That year became Ronaldo the first soccer player to make a career profit of $ 1 billionand only the third active athlete to break this barrier NBC Sportsciting Forbes.
The native Portuguese scored his 100th international goal in a game against Sweden last month, making him only the second man in history to reach that milestone.
In 2009 he left Manchester United after a 6 year stint at Real Madrid, where he later became the Spanish team all-time leading goalscorer.
Ronaldo currently has a four-year contract with Italian Juventus and is the captain of the Portuguese national team.
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