Saudi Arabia Agrees Inter Miami vs Al Nassr in Riyadh Season as Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘Last Dance’ Officially on Cards

Published 11/11/2023, 9:18 PM EST

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Soccer fans, get ready for yet another dose of Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi! The word spreading around town is that the two legends of the beautiful game will have a chance to face each other once again. This is because Saudi Arabia is reportedly close to scheduling a match between Inter Miami and Al Nassr.

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Notably, the last time the two met was during a pre-season friendly match between PSG and Al Nassr. Well, it seems fate wants to see them together on the pitch again, possibly one last time!

The return of Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi

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No rivalry can match the evergreen battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Even today, fans always reminisce about the two who dominated the soccer landscape for over a decade. While both are happy in their own space today, it would be hard to imagine that either of them will play against each other. However, hold tight, as you are in for a surprise!

Reportedly, the soccer fraternity will get a chance to witness another segment of Messi vs. Ronaldo. As per the sources, Riyadh Season is on the verge of finalizing an agreement with Inter Miami to make them the third team in the Riyadh Season Cup. While the deal is not fully complete, some minor details are all that’s left before witnessing a historic showdown in Riyadh between the two.

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Indeed, it is quite exciting news for the soccer world. Ardent fans will certainly have the chance to get nostalgic and recall the good old days. Additionally, this fixture is a blessing for Inter Miami, given the club is in dire need of friendly matches after their trip to China was canceled. Speaking of which, while the Herons won’t be playing against the Chinese teams, Al Nassr is now set to play two games in East Asia.

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Al Nassr set to play in China as Inter Miami miss out on a $10 million bonus

Inter Miami had initially planned to engage in two friendly matches in China as part of their off-season tour in November. Unfortunately, the tour got canceled due to the passing of the Former Chinese Premier. However, in a gesture to compensate for Messi’s absence, the Chinese organizers have arranged for Ronaldo and Co to participate in the friendlies. As per reports, Al Nassr has agreed to embark on a tour of China to play two friendly matches.

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This decision comes in light of the Saudi Pro League taking a break due to the Asian Cup, providing Al Nassr with the opportunity to showcase their team in the presence of Ronaldo in Asia. Apart from promotional benefits, they will receive over $10 million. One match will be against a Chinese club, and another will be against an all-star team from the league.

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Abhishek Mishra

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