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Ronaldo and Messi to Not Face Off in the Al-Nassr- Inter Miami Match

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 31 January 2024
Ronaldo and Messi to Not Face Off in the Al-Nassr- Inter Miami Match

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will not share the field in the upcoming friendly between Al-Nassr and Inter Miami, given Ronaldo's ongoing recovery from a calf injury.

His injury led to the cancellation of two friendlies in China for his Saudi Arabian club. Al-Nassr manager Luis Castro confirmed Ronaldo's absence, stating he is in the final phase of recovery, hoping to rejoin the team soon but will miss the game against Inter Miami.

The anticipated match could have been a rare opportunity for the 36-year-old Ronaldo and 38-year-old Messi to face each other once more. Last year, they met when PSG played against a Riyadh All-Star XI in Saudi Arabia. However, Ronaldo's injury setback might prevent them from sharing the field this time.

Inter Miami's clash with Al-Nassr is their second preseason test in Saudi Arabia, following a 4-3 loss to Al-Hilal earlier in the week.

Ronaldo addressed the canceled China games, assuring a return at a later date. The absence of the football legends in this friendly adds to the uncertainty of witnessing their iconic battles.

Messi and Ronaldo, dominant figures in football for two decades, have engaged in historic clashes, and while the opportunity might be missed this time, fans remain hopeful for future encounters between the two legends.