Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to lock horns in Riyadh

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Cristiano Ronaldo and World Champion Lionel Messi will renew their rivalry on Thursday in an exhibition match at the King Fahd Stadium here. Ronaldo will lead Riyadh ST XI, a team comprising players of two of Saudi’s top clubs—Al Hilal and Al Nassr—against Messi’s Paris Saint Germain. 

Last month, Ronaldo signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Saudi club Al Nassr, estimated to be around 200 million euros. However, he has not yet been able to play for them since he’s on a two-match ban by England’s FA for snatching a phone out of a fan’s hand last April.

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Messi meanwhile, is on a high after helping Argentina win their third World Cup in Qatar last month. He was adjudged the tournament’s Best Player as the South Americans beat France in the final.

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