Sun 02 January 2022 | 19:31

Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19

Brazilian legend has tested positive for Covid-19 and missed anniversary celebrations of Cruzeiro.

Brazil’s legend tested positive for Covid-19 and missed the anniversary celebrations of


on Sunday, which was their first anniversary since he bought the club.

The former




star who won two Ballon d’Or titles in his career and helped Brazil win the 2002 World Cup is experiencing some of the virus symptoms, but he is not in a bad situation.

"Cruzeiro reports that this Sunday morning Ronaldo Nazario tested positive for COVID-19,"

the Campeonato Serie B club said


"This makes it impossible for him to travel to Belo Horizonte today, as well as his presence in the commemorative actions for the club's anniversary.

"Ronaldo is doing well, with mild symptoms and, on medical advice, is now in rest and social isolation."

The player himself has talked about the matter on his Twitter, insisting that he is upset about it and that he wouldn’t want things to be this way.

"Cruzeiro nation, this is not the way I wanted to spend this January 2 which is more than special for us.

 "I had the greatest anticipation and everything was organised for this moment. But there are situations in life that are beyond our control and, unfortunately, last night I found myself in one of them. I started to feel bad, had a PCR and woke up today with a positive result for COVID-19.

"The most important thing is that I am vaccinated, I will follow the isolation protocols and, at the end of it, I hope to be 100 per cent recovered to resume my schedule.

"Our meeting was not cancelled, it was postponed due to circumstances. And I make a point of celebrating with you the anniversary of our club! It's just the beginning of our fight together! I count on you, count on me."

source: SportMob

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