Messi vs Ronaldo: Miami confirm Saudi Arabia friendly dates

Messi vs ronaldo: miami confirm saudi arabia friendly dates0

Inter Miami revealed on Monday the dates and locations of two future friendly in Saudi Arabia next year, including a battle between Lionel Messi and longtime nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Major League Soccer club had already revealed preparations to face Ronaldo’s Al Nassr in Riyadh, though no date had been confirmed.

Inter announced on Monday that they will face Saudi powerhouses Al Hilal on January 29 at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh.

They will then face Al Nassr at the same site on February 1, giving Messi the opportunity to square off against Ronaldo once more in the latest edition of a rivalry that dates back to their first meeting in 2008.

“These matches will provide important tests for our team, which will benefit us as we approach the new season,” Miami’s chief soccer officer and sports director Chris Henderson said.

Following the Saudi Arabia games, Miami will travel to Hong Kong to face a team from the Chinese territory’s First Division on February 4.

The team will then return to the United States for the start of the Major League Soccer season later in February.

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