For potentially the last time, Lionel Messi will face Cristiano Ronaldo as Al-Nassr welcomes Inter Miami in a club friendly. On Tuesday, Riyadh Season, an annual sports and entertainment festival, announced a friendly between the two clubs in February of this year. It is part of the Riyadh Seasons Cup. The friendly fixture will be in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Additionally, Al-Hilal, another team in Saudi Arabia, will compete in the friendly games. Neymar would be playing, but he will be nursing an ACL injury in February.
Inter Miami friendlies have been a hot commodity for clubs around the world with Messi in the fold. Originally, Inter Miami scheduled a pair of games in China. However, that fell through because of the organizing group responsible for the games. Even though those games were scheduled for this month, Inter Miami will still be in its offseason in February. The MLS regular season for 2024 does not have a finite start date. In all likelihood, it will start in late February.
At the time of the games in February, Al-Nassr will be in the middle of its season. Currently, the Saudi club is second in the Saudi Pro League table behind Al-Hilal. Following the trend of European soccer, the season ends in late May 2024. This game against Inter Miami will be a major matchup for Al-Nassr, though, as the club continues to push its global popularity.
Inter Miami and Al-Nassr present Messi and Ronaldo in ‘Last Dance’
The press release for the Riyadh Season Cup called this meeting between the two icons the ‘Last Dance’ on the field. That phrase has been cast around for several players and matchups like this. Yet, few would compare to the stature that players like Ronaldo and Messi have. Despite the nature of an international friendly and Al-Hilal’s participation. The main draw from both Inter Miami and Al-Nassr is Messi and Ronaldo sharing a field.
The two top talents of their time have met throughout their careers. When…
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Author : Kyle Fansler
Publish date : 2023-11-21 18:53:01
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