The PFA or the Portuguese Football Association sent out a statement which announced that the captain of the Portuguese Football Team, and one of the best players in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo, had contracted COVID-19. The team management has already sent him for isolation for up to two weeks- just in time to get ready for the Champions League clash against FC Barcelona.
While the PFA didn’t forget to mention that Ronaldo wasn’t really showing any symptoms, they didn’t mention when he actually contracted COVID-19. Every national teammate of CR7 was then tested again for the virus- with everyone coming negative. This means that the entire team would be going to prepare for the next match against Sweden while their captain stays in isolation.
The 35-year-old goal machine had previously played almost the entire match against Spain last week, and then the full 90 minutes against France on Sunday. But this time around, only 1000 fans were allowed in a stadium- which held 80,000. One of the biggest issues with his contraction is that medical experts are of the opinion that it could take anywhere between 2 and 14 days to show any symptom.
Therefore, it would be wrong to mention that his teammates were absolutely safe and should go ahead with their game against Sweden. They need to take the correct precautions and need to be tested again before the game to ensure nothing fatal takes place.
In the meanwhile, here’s to hoping Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys a full recovery and comes back to playing the game he loves.