Inter Miami CF, the renowned football club, has announced its participation in the Riyadh Season Cup as part of its groundbreaking international tour, marking a historic moment for the team. The club is set to engage in a round-robin tournament in Saudi Arabia during the 2024 preseason, where they will face off against Saudi giants Al-Hilal SFC and Al Nassr FC.
Xavier Asensi, the Chief Business Officer of Inter Miami CF, expressed enthusiasm about the 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 Chief Soccer Officer and Sporting Director, Chris Henderson, highlighted the significance of these matches in testing the team’s mettle, saying, “These matches will offer important tests for our team, which will benefit us as we approach the new season. We’re excited for our group to get the chance to go up against teams with as much quality as Al-Hilal and Al Nassr.”
The thrilling clash against Al-Hilal will take place at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh on Monday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. ET (9 p.m. Saudi Arabia Standard Time). Al-Hilal, known as the most decorated team in Asia with an impressive tally of 66 titles, currently dominates the league and is coached by former Sporting CP player and manager Jorge Jesus. Despite the absence of Neymar due to injury, the team boasts a formidable lineup including Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Rúben Neves, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Malcom.
The spotlight intensifies as Inter Miami takes on Al Nassr on Thursday, Feb. 1, also at the Kingdom Arena, at 1 p.m. ET (9 p.m. Saudi Arabia Standard Time). This match promises an epic showdown between Inter Miami’s star, Lionel Messi, and the formidable Cristiano Ronaldo of Al Nassr. Cristiano Ronaldo, the leading goal scorer in the Saudi Pro League, heads a squad managed by Luís Castro and featuring stars like Sadio Mané and Aymeric Laporte.
Inter Miami CF vs Al Hilal and Al Nassr Nepal Time
For football enthusiasts in Nepal, the match timings will be as follows:
Al-Hilal vs. Inter Miami CF: Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 11:45 p.m. Nepal Time
Al Nassr vs. Inter Miami CF: Friday, Feb. 2, at 11:45 p.m. Nepal Time
|Time (Nepal Time)
|Jan. 29, 2024
|Al-Hilal SFC vs. Inter Miami CF
|Feb. 1, 2024
|Al Nassr FC vs. Inter Miami CF
Adding to the anticipation, Messi and Ronaldo, titans of the game, have crossed paths 35 times in their careers, with Messi claiming 16 victories against Ronaldo’s 10 while drawing nine times. Their combined prowess has seen Messi netting 21 goals and 12 assists against Ronaldo’s 20 goals and one assist in these encounters.
The Inter Miami CF’s journey to Saudi Arabia marks a thrilling chapter in the club’s history, promising exhilarating football battles that will captivate fans globally.