CRISTIANO RONALDO TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

 





Lisbon: The prolific forward who plays for the Italian side Juventus in Serie A and Portugal has tested positive for the coronavirus. According to the Portugal Football Federation, the player is currently showing no symptoms and doing well. Ronaldo is currently in isolation. Club football is on break as UEFA Nations League, International Friendlies and Euro Qualifying are currently underway across the world without any fans in attendance. Ronaldo has last played for Portugal against France on Sunday which ended in 0-0 draw in Paris.

The rest of the Portugal team have been tested negative and would be available to play Sweden tonight. The Portugal Team is headed by coach Fernando Santos who notably led the Portuguese team to winning Euro title in 2016. Ronaldo was forced to retire from the match after sustaining an injury midway through the match. Ronaldo continued to play for Portugal and was featured in Portugal team during FIFA World Cup Tournament in 2018. Portugal crashed out of the tournament after being eliminated by the South American nation Uruguay.



At the club level, Cristiano Ronaldo statistics were nothing short of incredible. Praised for athleticism, speed and for prodigiously switching between center attacking role and left winger, Ronaldo has had played for prestigious clubs such as Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus. Ronaldo became the first player to life the UEFA Champions League trophy five times after winning the title once with the English side Manchester United and then with Real Madrid. Still adored by United fans in England, Ronaldo has become one of the most popular if not the most popular players in the modern footballing era. Barcelona and Argentinian player, Lionel Messi is considered to be the immediate rival of Ronaldo with both players competing for the highest honours in club and international football. Pundits, fans and players frequently clash on whether Ronaldo or Messi is the greatest player in modern football.

Cristiano Ronaldo also donated for causes such as helping people involved in conflicts in war zones such as Syria. Wishing a speedy recovery for Cristiano Ronaldo.


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