Cristiano Ronaldo & Al Nassr Completely Refuses To Postpone Al-Hilal Match Despite Heavy Rumors

Published 11/14/2023, 11:23 AM EST

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Al Nassr is in remarkable form this season, posing a threat to the league leaders, Al Hilal, for the top position. Devoted soccer fans eagerly await the opportunity to see these two formidable teams face off, which could potentially increase their lead in the Saudi Pro League. However, rumors spread about the postponement of their match due to unknown reasons. Well, is the postponing speculations of the game between Al Hilal and Cristiano Ronaldo led side indeed true?

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Notably, Al-Alami and Al Hilal last faced off in the Arab Cup Championship final. Ronaldo excelled in that fixture, leading the team to his first-ever title in the Middle East. However, Al Nassr is yet to face the arch-rivals in the Saudi Pro League. Nonetheless, it left the soccer enthusiasts confused regarding the match. 

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The Saudi giants are officially scheduled to meet each other on 1st December in the league. The teams will play two consecutive matches within the same week before fielding in this crucial game. On this note, there was speculation that they might postpone the match to avoid player fatigue. The participation in this fixture was entirely at the discretion of the Saudi clubs.

According to reports, Al Nassr has effectively rejected the idea of potentially postponing the match. Ronaldo’s side is confident of possessing quality players who can keep up with the game despite the demanding schedule in the upcoming weeks.

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Meanwhile, Al Nassr was scheduled to participate in a preseason friendly tournament post-2023-24 season. The international tournament was promised to stage Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Al Alami in its fixtures. However, Al Alami’s surprising refusal of this tournament offers food for thought for the soccer fraternity.

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Al Nassr has no sign of interest in the international tournament

The European giants agreed to participate if only Al Nassr signed up for this tournament. However, the highly anticipated tournament is in jeopardy as the Knights of Najd refused to compete without any specific reason. The start of the tournament is now uncertain following this shocking decision from the Saudi side.

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They focused on the tournament to increase the viewership and create global branding after such an anticipated fixture. It would have also helped the fans to witness Cristiano Ronaldo playing against his former clubs and other European giants. However, Al Nassr buried all such expectations for the soccer community after opting out of such a tournament before the 2024 season.

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Who would you think will win between Al Hilal and Al Nassr if the game takes place? Comment and let us know.

 

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Prabuddha is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. Growing up watching the sagacious Manchester United where legends like Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes shone, Prabuddha has been an admirer of the EPL giants, and looks forward to the new era stars like Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford as the torch bearers. Keen follower of the game, he values weaving his articles with facts, analysis and captivating narratives.
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