Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19, after contracting the virus while away on international duty.
Ronaldo who will now undertake be placed in quarantine, has been ruled out of Portugal’s clash with Sweden after the result was revealed.
The Portuguese Football Federation confirmed the news in an official statement on Tuesday, which reads: “Cristiano Ronaldo was released from training with the national team after a positive test for Covid-19, so he will not face Sweden.
“The Portugal international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation.
“Following the positive test, the remaining players underwent new tests on Tuesday morning, and all produced a negative result and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon.”
The five-time Balon D’or winner will sit out Portugal’s Nation’s League game with Sweden on Wednesday as he begins a ten-day period of self-isolation.
The 35-year-old is also set to miss Juventus’ trip to Crotone in Serie A this weekend, as well as their Champions League group stage opener against Dynamo Kiev on October 20.