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Messi confronts Ronaldo in a friendly match between PSG and a number of Saudi Arabian clubs


After the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the football world will soon witness the next big event when on January 19, Lionel Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) team will play a friendly match against the team named The selection includes players from Cristiano Ronaldo’s new club Al Nassr and their Saudi Arabia rival Al Hilal in Riyadh.

Messi has returned to training at PSG’s stadium after a short break following Argentina’s victory at the FIFA World Cup. Meanwhile, Ronaldo, who had said goodbye to Manchester United after some friction with the coach and team leadership, has joined Al Nassr. The Portuguese The player has signed a contract with the football club until 2025 and is believed to be worth around 200 million euros.

Saudi Arabia, which beat Messi’s Argentina at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, is looking to raise its profile in the world of football. The country is also aiming to bid to host the 2030 Olympics. FIFA World Cup with Greece and Egypt.

Football clubs Al Hilal and Al Nassr are two of the most successful teams in Saudi Arabia and Ronaldo’s arrival at Al Nassr will surely help them flourish.

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are two-star FIFA World Cup players and both play for PSG. The club is sure to step onto the pitch with more confidence having these two-star players on their team.

But, after the World Cup, Messi and Mbappe will still aim for another achievement in the football world – the Golden Ball. Lionel Messi has won the title seven times and this year we could see the World Cup competition drag on for the Ballon d’Or title.

The trophy is presented to Europe’s best footballer and while French players like Zinedine Zidane and Karim Benzema have won the Ballon d’Or, Mbappe, 24, has never been on the podium.

(With input from agencies)

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