International football supporters were shocked on October 13th. The Portuguese Football Federation revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus. It’s meant his immediate removal from international duties with Portugal National FC. Fans are concerned that supporting footballers won’t contend against Sweden FC without Cristiano Ronaldo’s formidable skillsets as the first lineup forward.
Infection of the virus would’ve been sustained while competing against the national clubs for France, Lisbon, or Spain. Contract tracing of Ronaldo’s positive condition has been challenging, eliminating any opportunity to curb the international outbreak amongst footballers. Portugal National FC conducted rapid tests of their players & team personnel, with the best-case scenario occurring for Head Coach Fernando Santos.
Fernando Santos spoke for Portugal National FC during a press conference. He evoked that there isn’t a football club worldwide that’ll do better without its primary player. However, Santos stated that statistically that the team has shown the capacity to handle matches without the influence of Cristiano Ronaldo. Fernando Santos also mentioned that Ronaldo is doing better than expected & managing the infection with positivity.
Santos ended his statements by stating Ronaldo is still engaging with team discussions for the 2021 season, through virtual meetings & conversations held via his balcony three floors above. Dedicated supporters of Portugal National FC are disappointed by the revelation of Ronaldo’s infection. It means he’ll be unavailable for international contention until 2021.
PGA Tours Top Athlete Announces COVID Contraction
The international sports community wasn’t exclusively shocked by the revelation that Ronaldo had contracted COVID-19. Another World #1-Ranked Athlete also tested positive for the coronavirus on October 13th. The Professional Golf Association announced that Dustin Johnson has COVID-19 with minor symptoms, meaning that unlike Ronaldo, his infection isn’t asymptomatic.
The Professional Golf Association has a minor outbreak of COVID-19 after the United States Open. Multiple healthcare experts predicted that the PGA Tour wouldn’t avoid coronavirus infections after the US Open. All professional golfers that’ve sustained a positive case for COVID-19 include:
- Dustin Johnson.
- Tony Finau.
- Sam Horsfield.
- Scottie Scheffler.
- Chad Campbell.
- Nick Watney.
- Cameron Champ.
- Denny McCarthy.