Messi vs Ronaldo on the cards as Inter Miami confirm pre-season Saudi tour
In a spectacular display of global football prowess, Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami is set to embark on an exciting international tour, taking on top-tier teams in Saudi Arabia, El Salvador, and Hong Kong. The highlight of the Riyadh Season Cup, a thrilling three-team round-robin tournament, will be the clash between Messi’s squad and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr at the Kingdom Arena on February 1.
Inter Miami Chief Business Officer, Xavier Asensi, expressed enthusiasm for this groundbreaking opportunity, stating, “This is another major opportunity to create lasting relationships with passionate fans. We are excited to connect with new supporters in Saudi Arabia, and also hope people all over the world will be tuning in to see a pair of dream matches like these.”
The MLS club is playing matches against Saudi club Al Hilal on January 29. Similarly, they will face Al Nassr on February 1 in Riyadh, as part of their pre-season tour.
The Riyadh Season Cup not only promises an exhilarating showdown between Messi and Ronaldo, who have collectively claimed an impressive 13 Ballon d’Or awards, but also marks Inter Miami’s strategic move to expand its global footprint and engage with fans worldwide.
The decision by Lionel Messi to join Inter Miami over an offer from the Saudi league adds an extra layer of intrigue to the encounters. Messi, fresh from leading Paris St Germain, has already made a significant impact on Inter Miami by securing a trophy in the Leagues Cup, catapulting ticket prices to unprecedented heights.
As football fans eagerly anticipate these historic matches, Inter Miami’s international tour symbolizes the power of the sport to transcend borders, unite fans, and create unforgettable moments. The clash between Messi and Ronaldo on Saudi soil is not just a football spectacle; it’s a celebration of the beautiful game’s ability to captivate hearts globally. Stay tuned for what promises to be an epic showdown between two football legends in the heart of Riyadh!