When is al nassr vs Paris Saint-Germain F.C. match? Ronaldo vs Messi Friendly match of 2023 date, time and schedule, Squad
Al Nassr FC
Al Nassr Football Club is a Saudi Arabian football club based in Riyadh. Formed in 1955, the club plays its home games at the Mrsool Park. Their home colours are yellow and blue.
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Al Nassr is one of the most successful clubs in Saudi Arabia, with an estimated 45 championships in all competitions, 27 of which are official championships.
At domestic level, the club has won nine Premier League titles, six King’s Cups, three Crown Prince’s Cups, three Federation Cups and two Saudi Super Cups. At international level, they have won two GCC Champions Leagues and earned a historic Asian double in 1998 by claiming both the Asian Cup Winners’ Cup and the Asian Super Cup.
The club gained international attention in late 2022 when Cristiano Ronaldo signed for the club on a two and a half year deal, after leaving former club Manchester United via mutual consent
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Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
Paris Saint-Germain Football Club (French pronunciation, commonly referred to as Paris Saint-Germain, Paris, Paris SG or simply PSG is a professional football club based in Paris, France. They compete in Ligue 1, the top division of French football. As France’s most successful club, they have won over 40 official honours, including ten league titles and one major European trophy. Their home ground is the Parc des Princes.
The Parisians were founded in 1970, following the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain. PSG won their first major honour, the French Cup, in 1982 and their first Division 1 title in 1986. The 1990s was among the most successful periods in the club’s history; they claimed a second league title, three French Cups, two French League Cups, two French Super Cups and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1996. After suffering a decline in fortunes during the 2000s, the Red and Blues have enjoyed a revival since 2011 with increased financial backing, achieving unparalleled dominance in domestic competitions, winning multiple league titles and national cups. PSG have also become a regular feature in the UEFA Champions League, reaching their first final in 2020.
PSG have the most consecutive seasons playing in France’s top flight and are one of two French clubs to have won a major European title. They are the most popular football club in France and one of the most widely supported teams in the world. PSG’s home kit colours are red, blue, and white, and their crest features the Eiffel Tower and a fleur-de-lis. Paris have a longstanding rivalry with Olympique de Marseille; the duo contest French football’s most notorious match, Le Classique.
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, owns Paris Saint-Germain through closed shareholders Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), which purchased the club in 2011. The takeover made PSG the richest club in France and one of the wealthiest in the world. Paris currently have the sixth-highest revenue in the footballing world with an annual revenue of €556m according to Deloitte, and are the world’s seventh-most valuable football club, worth $3.2bn according to Forbes.
Al nassr vs Paris Saint-Germain F.C (PSG)
Cristiano Ronaldo’s time in Saudi Arabia is set to begin. Interestingly enough, it could start against Lionel Messi.
The Portuguese icon signed for Saudi club Al Nassr, and while his debut for the Middle Eastern side has been put off slightly as he serves a suspension, he will soon get underway for his new team.
Ronaldo penned an eye-watering contract with Al Nassr following his exit from the World Cup, and he will play in Saudi Arabia after departing Manchester United in December. Ronaldo’s exit from the Premier League side was a mutual cancellation of his contract, allowing him to sign as a free agent.
Before he begins competitive life with his new club on January 22, however, there’s a January 19 friendly to navigate with Messi and PSG on the other side of the field.
When is PSG vs Al Nassr / Al Hilal All-Stars?
French giants PSG are set to play a friendly against a combined side of Al Nassr and Al Hilal all-stars on Thursday, January 19 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Match: PSG vs. Al Nassr / Al Hilal All-Stars
Date: Thursday, January 19
Stadium: King Fahd Stadium (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
According to Al Nassr head coach Rudi Garcia, speaking to French publication L’Equipe, Ronaldo will begin life in Saudi Arabia in this match, playing for the combined side.
“It (his debut) won’t be with the Al Nassr jersey. It will be a mix between Al Hilal and Al Nassr,” said Garcia, who was tabbed to manage the All-Star side.
“As the coach of Al Nassr, I cannot be happy with this match. For development, to see PSG, to see the great Parisian players, indeed it is a good thing. But we have a league game three days later.
“In terms of scheduling, it could have been better thought out. But it’s not a big deal… We are in the lead, we are happy. It is a difficult championship to win, but we intend to do it.”
It is expected that Lionel Messi will take part in this match, pitting him against longtime rival Ronaldo. However, this match will not officially be Ronaldo’s debut for his club Al Nassr, as that will come later.
How to watch PSG vs Al Nassr / Al Hilal All-Stars?
The match potentially featuring Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will be available to watch around the globe.
According to PSG’s release regarding the exhibition match, the match will be broadcast across PSG social media channels, PSG TV, and the beIN Sports network of channels across the world.
The Sporting News will provide more details as they are known, including kickoff time and specific channels in each territory.
When will Cristiano Ronaldo debut for Al Nassr?
Because this exhibition match does not count as Ronaldo’s official debut for his club Al Nassr, who sit in first place in the domestic top flight. That moment will come a few days later in Saudi Pro League play.
Ronaldo will make his official Al Nassr debut on January 22 against Ettifaq, who sit eighth in the league table.
Ronaldo had hoped to make his debut sooner, eligible to play at the start of January, but a suspension from his most recent spell in the Premier League carried over to the Saudi Pro League, meaning he was forced to sit to start his life in Saudi Arabia.
Ronaldo had been handed a two-match ban from an incident in March where he slapped a phone out of an Everton fan’s hand following defeat at Goodison Park. It is common practice for leagues to honor outstanding suspensions of players who transfer between clubs in different nations.