International soccer star Daniele Rugani, who plays alongside Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus has tested positive for coronavirus, the team announced Wednesday. As a result, football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo alongside all the people he (Daniele Rugani) has had contact with in recent weeks have been quarantined. The team says the 25-year-old Italian is currently asymptomatic, but he’s been quarantined for further observations.
Rugani is a rising star in the sport, and has played for Juventus since 2013. The coronavirus has spread like wildfire throughout Italy, with reportedly more than 600 deaths and 10,000 known cases. Juventus has been one of the many football clubs playing without fans in the past weeks … and most recently played Inter Milan on March 8th. Rugani posted a celebratory pic after his squad won the match.
As we previously reported the coronavirus has caused all major American sports leagues to limit the media’s access to players – banning them from locker-rooms and clubhouses. The NCAA tournament and several Golden State Warriors games will be played without fans in the stands.