Football star Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese Football Federation announced on Tuesday.
Ronaldo, 35, was tested on international duty with the Portuguese national team.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has been sacked by the national team after a positive COVID-19 test, so he will not face Sweden,” the federation said in a statement.
The federation added that the rest of the Portuguese team has been tested and none of the other players have been identified as infected, as the team is preparing to play in Sweden on Wednesday.
After a fruitless draw against France on Sunday, the Juventus striker posted a photo on his social media with his teammates, which reads: “United on and off the field.”
This year, Ronaldo became the first player to reach $ 1 billion in career profits, and only the third athlete to break that barrier, according to NBC Sports, citing Forbes
Last month in a match against Sweden, the Portuguese-born scored his 100th international goal, making him only the second man in history to reach this stage.
In 2009, he left Manchester United after a 6-year stay at Real Madrid, where he later became the leading scorer of the Spanish team of all time.
Ronaldo currently has a two-year four-year contract with Italian Juventus and he is captain of the Portuguese national team.
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