Now Injured, Cristiano Ronaldo Confirmed to Play Against Lionel Messi & Inter Miami in Riyadh Season Cup

Published 01/27/2024, 12:12 PM EST

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Al Nassr fans might be on cloud 9 after the recent turn of developments. Skipper Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been out with a muscular injury for the past few weeks, might be ready in time for the team’s clash against Lionel Messi‘s Inter Miami. According to reports, CR7 has made great strides in his recovery and is likely to take to the field on the 1st of February.

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Lionel Messi-led Inter Miami will kick-start their Riyadh Season Cup campaign against Al Hilal on the 29th of January before taking on his long-time rival in the following fixture. Fans worldwide cannot wait for the game with officials billing the game as the ‘Last Dance’ between the two soccer icons.

Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to Al Nassr’s clash against Inter Miami

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The Portuguese superstar might take a return to Al Nassr’s training session in the coming days. Reports suggest that the player plans to be ready before the team’s game against Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami. Media outlets across Saudi Arabia believe Cristiano is days away from finding his optimal fitness and will take to the field during the Riyadh Season Cup.

This is a surprising turn of developments, as the player was reportedly ruled out for the next two weeks. He has been absent from Al Nassr’s training sessions for the past few weeks after complaining of a muscular injury. However, it seems like the player has recovered in time and will be available to lead his team against Inter Miami.

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Al Nassr pull out of China tour due to Cristiano’s injury

The Middle Eastern side was earlier forced to pull out from their scheduled tour of China this week. Al Nassr was expecting Cristiano to reach his optimal fitness before the friendly games, but had to withdraw at the last minute. The side informed fans of their decision in an official press conference while stating that the fans would be issued a full refund.

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Cristiano also addressed the Chinese fans stating that he and his side were sorry but could not continue the tour because of his injury. The Al Nassr skipper however promised fans he would be back in the country and play in front of the fans in the near future. What do you think of Al Nassr’s decision to pull out of their tour of China? Let us know in the comments below.

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