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Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut in Saudi Arabia date set

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Al-Nassr's new forward Cristiano Ronaldo greets the fans during his unveiling at the Mrsool Park Stadium on January 3, 2023 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo will take the field in the month of January, find out all the details.

Cristiano Ronaldo will take to the pitch in Saudi Arabia this month, but it won’t be for new club Al-Nassr just yet. Technically, it will be an “All-Star” game show of sorts. CR7 is currently serving a two-match ban for an incident in the Premier League last April when the Portuguese star slapped a 14-year-old’s phone out of his hand after a game against Everton.

Because of this, his first match in Saudi Arabia will be against long-time foe Lionel Messi and PSG, but Ronaldo will be part of a combined Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal starting XI. Cristiano Ronaldo watched from the stands as his club topped the Saudi Premier League with 29 points from 12 games.

So when will the Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal starting XIs start against PSG? Find out all the details below and save the date as Cristiano Ronaldo makes his debut in Saudi Arabia.

When will Cristiano Ronaldo play in Saudi Arabia?

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his Saudi Arabian debut on January 19th against PSG, which will field Lionel Messi in yet another Messi- Ronaldo encounter. Ronaldo’s first match for Al-Nassr will be on January 22 against Ettifaq.

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Since his arrival, CR7 is living a life of luxury, as the former Real Madrid star is living in a super-sized “Kingdom Suite” and has his image projected on the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Al-Nassr ‘s Instagram profile jumped from 800,000 followers to 10 million once the Portuguese international made the move official.

Cristiano Ronaldo is on a record contract that will pay him $200 million per season at Al- Nassr, a move the Manchester United legend frowned upon only two months ago.

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