Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Portuguese forward is reportedly asymptomatic and is out of Portugal’s match against Sweden. Both the sides are facing each other behind closed doors in the group C game of UEFA Nations League in Lisbon on Wednesday night.

Portugal's Football Federation confirmed that the Portuguese player will play no part in the game. The federation said Ronaldo's result prompted another round of tests for the rest of the Portugal squad. It said everyone else in the team tested negative.

"Cristiano Ronaldo was released from the work of the National Team after a positive test for COVID-19, so he will not face Sweden. The Portuguese international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation. Following the positive case, the remaining players underwent new tests this Tuesday morning, all with a negative result, and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon," read its statement.

Ronaldo last featured for Portugal in Sunday's goal-less draw against France in Paris on Sunday and played full 90 minutes in the game. Before that, he also featured against Spain in Lisbon on Thursday.

Portugal boss Fernando Santos said of the draw with France: "It was a very even game; the players were too cautious. I don't know if there was too much respect from both sides, but the game looked like that. It wasn't very fast, but it was balanced."

The news already did damage to his Italian club Juventus, who saw their shares fall as much as 6.9% in Milan trading after the news.
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