Cristiano Ronaldo watches on television as Portugal defeats Sweden 3-0

Cristiano Ronaldo watches on television as Portugal defeats Sweden 3-0

After testing positive for coronavirus, Cristiano Ronaldo watched the Nations League on television as Portugal cruised past Sweden 3-0.

The Juventus forward returned to Turin, Italy, aboard a private air ambulance to continue his isolation after returning a positive test on Tuesday, donning his international kit as he watched his country’s victory.

According to the head of Portugal’s General Health Directorate, the journey was permitted as Ronaldo, who has residency in Italy, organized and paid for his own private transport.


Bernardo Silva scored Portugal’s first before Diogo Jota, who had assisted Silva’s opener, bagged a brace, securing a result which puts the undefeated defending champion top of group A3, level on points with France.


The Portuguese Football Federation said Ronaldo was “well (and) without symptoms” when it announced his positive test earlier this week. The 35-year-old must now wait to see when he can return to action.