Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19 and will miss Sweden game, fans say 'you've to play against Barca'

'He works out 5 hours a day, he will sneeze two times and that's it,' wrote a hopeful fan


                            Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19 and will miss Sweden game, fans say 'you've to play against Barca'
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Portugal national soccer team will miss the services of star player Cristiano Ronaldo in their upcoming clash against Sweden after he tested positive for Covid-19. The news was confirmed by the  Portuguese Football Federation. They issued a statement saying Ronaldo was doing well, without symptoms and is in isolation. "Cristiano Ronaldo was released from training with the national team after a positive test for Covid-19, so he will not face Sweden," it added. 

"Following the positive test, the remaining players underwent new tests on Tuesday morning (October 13), and all produced a negative result and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon." The news spread quickly on social media as fans shared their thoughts on social media. While there were a few concerns, most opined confidently the prolific player would have no trouble recovering. "He works out 5 hours a day, he will sneeze two times and that's it. That's a 100%" read one of the comments on Twitter.



 

"Repeat after me: 99.9% recovery rate in people under 70. Barring some astronomically bad luck, he'll be fine," seconded one of the fans. While for some, playing the sport during the pandemic was a terrible idea in the first place. "Who thought it was a good idea to continue playing dumb international football games in the midst of a pandemic?" read one of the tweets. "Has to be one of the highest profile cases of Covid-19 so far! All the best in seeing it off @Cristiano!" a fan remarked. A fan hoped he would recover ahead of the Barcelona fixture. "No no no... Cristiano Ronaldo is playing against Messi and his Barcelona on Oct 28, corona or not!" his tweet read.



 



 



 



 

Portugal are currently the table toppers in League A Group 3 of the Nations League. They have two wins and a draw from their three games and will take on bottom-placed Sweden. Ronaldo has scored two goals in the tournament so far. Last month, he became the first European to score 100 international goals in men's soccer when his side beat Sweden in the reverse Nations League fixture.

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