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Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Portuguese soccer federation said Tuesday.
The federation said Ronaldo was doing well and had no symptoms. It did not say when he tested positive.
Ronaldo played in the 0-0 draw at France in the Nations League on Sunday, and also in the 0-0 draw against Spain in a friendly last week.
Ronaldo is in isolation and has been dropped from the country's Nations League match against Sweden on Wednesday in Lisbon.
On Monday, the Juventus forward posted a photo on Twitter showing him and the rest of the Portugal squad having a meal together. The players were all close to each other at a table, with Ronaldo apparently taking the photo himself at the front end.
Along with the tweet, Ronaldo wrote, in Portuguese, "United on and off the field!"
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.
Tuesday's practice session was moved from the morning to the afternoon so there was time for all the results to come back.
Two other Portugal players had tested positive for COVID-19 recently, José Fonte and Anthony Lopes.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos said last week the positive results among players were "happening everywhere in the world."
"We are the most tested people and we have the guarantee that everyone who will be traveling to France with us are negative," Santos said before the match against France.
Portugal and France lead Group 3 with seven points each after three matches.
The Portuguese federation did not immediately release details about where Ronaldo was in isolation, or for how long he would stay there.
He could miss Juventus' Serie A match at Crotone on Saturday and the team's Champions League opener at Dynamo Kyiv next Tuesday. And depending on his condition and the results of future tests, he could also miss the much-anticipated match against Barcelona on Oct. 28.
Juventus had been in isolation following positive tests for two staff members with the club. There has been some controversy that Ronaldo and six other players were allowed to leave the isolated group and join their national teams.
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) on Wednesday initially picked up 33 women’s booters to join the residential training camp aiming to form two separate teams for the AFC U-20 and AFC U-17 Women’s Championships Qualifiers.
The AFC U-20 Women’s Championship 2022 Qualifiers will be held in March 13-21 next year while AFC U-17 Women’s Championship 2022 qualifiers will be held April 3-11 next year.
Selected players have been asked to report to team coach Golam Rabbani Choton at the BFF office in Motijheel on Thursday (October 8) at 5 pm with their kits to join the residential training camp.
National U-20 Women’s Football Team: Nazma, Shamsunahar Sr, Maria Manda, Shamsunnahar Jr, Marzia, Sajeda Khatun, Tohura Khatun, Rupna Chakma, Rituporna Chakma, Anai Mugini, Anuching Mugini, Monika Chakma, Yesmin Akhter, Nilufa Yesmin Nila, Sultana, Shohagi Kisku, Nasrin Akhter and Ankhi Khatun.
National U-17 Women’s Football Team : Mili Akhter, Halima Akhter, Eti Khatun, Mahfuza Khatun, Nowshin Jahan, Kohiti Kisku, Swapna Rani, Shaheda Akhter Ripa, Surma Jannat, Sumi Khatun, Nusrat Jahan Bristi, Shati Biswas, Unnoti Khatun, Afida Khondokar and Aklima Khatun.
Veteran sports organiser, former general secretary of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) and Youth and Sports Secretary of ruling Awami League Harun ur Rashid and his wife Zabunnessa Harun were hospitalised with Coronavirus (Covid-19) symptom.
Zabunnessa Harun tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday (October 1), so Harun ur Rashid straight went to his residence after participating the BFF election on Saturday.
Later, Harun was also found some Covid-19 symptoms on him and gave sample for the test on Monday and was diagnosed positive with Coronavirus after receiving the report today (Tuesday).
Then, both of them decided to admit themselves into Lab Aid Hospital in the capital on the same day (Tuesday) as no one else was in their residence to nurse them.
Harun ur Rashid, a former parliament member, national sports award winner and founder general secretary of Dhaka Abahani, seek blessing from all for them.
In his first reaction after winning the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) election for the fourth consecutive term, Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin says his biggest strength is the footballers of the country and the people who love football.
After 12 at the helm of BFF, Salahuddin won the battle once again in the just-concluded BFF election on Saturday at a Dhaka hotel. He secured 94 votes while his nearest competitor Badal Roy got only 41 and Shafiqul Islam Manik managed only one vote.
“My footballers are my biggest strength. All the players of Bangladesh football team love me. They came here on the election day to congratulate me which is a big thing for me. The players and who love football came to congratulate me; it means I’ve done something good which prompted them to love me, to support me,” Salahuddin told the media upon the announcement of his presidency after the election.
“I won by 80 votes in 2008. After that, I became the president of BFF winning by 84 votes, and now, I secured 94 votes. It proves that football-loving people want me as the president of BFF. Whatever other people say, football supporters are my strength. I believe I’m popular among the football-loving people,” he added.
Salahuddin and his panel failed to fulfill the commitments they manifested in the last election. But this time around, Salahuddin reiterated that they will put their best foot forward to fulfill all the commitments they’ve made to the supporters. He asked for everyone’s help to fulfill his pledge during his new stint as the BFF president.
While Salahuddin is celebrating his victory, Shafiul Islam Manik, a former footballer and current coach, who got only one vote as a presidential candidate of BFF, said the result is out of his expectation. He believes there were some hidden facts that might have influenced the election.
“This is not the result I expected. I think there are many reasons for it. And, one of the biggest reasons is the reversion of Badal Roy who had earlier withdrawn his candidacy. I’ve talked to the councillors and they promised to vote me. Where are their votes? I didn’t pay them for votes. This is not the expected result,” Shafiul told the media.
“The supporters of Bangladesh football don’t want to see Salahuddin as the president of BFF. So the result doesn’t reflect the hope of the people. Councillors said that they want to bring some positive changes, but they don’t believe that change can happen. I think the result is the reflection of their disbelief. The councillors will be responsible for the development of Bangladesh football in the next four years’ period more than the federation,” Shafiul added.
He also said that as a man of football, he will now think about the next football tournament instead of this election and its result.
The other presidential candidate was Badal Roy who was absent at the election venue. He didn’t meet the press as well. Despite being away from the light, Badal managed to get 40 votes which came as a surprise to many who observe the election closely.