Cristiano Ronaldo appeared in fine spirits watching his Portugal team-mates train on Tuesday evening at their training base after testing positive for coronavirus.
The 35-year-old is asymptomatic and is self-isolating in the national team’s Oeiras base on the outskirts of Lisbon – and will miss Portugal’s Nations League clash against Sweden on Wednesday night.
But Ronaldo smiled for the cameras and gestured with his thumbs up as he watched his team-mates train from the balcony of his room at the team complex, after the Portuguese Football Federation confirmed his positive test.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner played for Portugal against France in the Nations League and Spain in an international friendlies last week, meaning that he has come into recent contact with a host of football’s top stars.
During the game against France on Sunday night, Ronaldo was seen shaking hands and with a number of top stars including PSG’s Kylian Mbappe.
Ronaldo played all 90 minutes of the game at the Stade de France in Paris, which ended goalless.
There is concern for his international team-mates after Ronaldo posed for a picture with them just hours before the news was announced, with the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star smiling for a selfie at dinner.
Ronaldo immediately left the national team after returning his positive test and is now a doubt for forthcoming Juventus matches.
Ronaldo’s result prompted another round of tests for the rest of the squad, who all tested negative.