beIN Media Group has announced that its flagship channel, beIN Sports, has acquired the rights across all its territories (Middle East and North Africa, France, Turkey, Asia, North America, and Australasia) to broadcast the highly-anticipated Riyadh Season Cup, taking place in Saudi Arabia's King Fahd International Stadium on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023.
In this match, French champions PSG will face players from top Saudi clubs Al Hilal and Al-Nassr.
Recent Al-Nassr signing Cristiano Ronaldo will go head-to-head against his long-time rival, PSG forward Lionel Messi, who is fresh off his first FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 victory with Argentina.
Ronaldo and Messi have not clashed since Dec. 2020 when Juventus beat Barcelona 3-0.
The Saudi team will be led by legendary manager Marcelo Gallardo, a two-time Copa Libertadores winner as manager of River Plate. In PSG's ranks will be Brazil's Neymar and France World Cup star Kylian Mbappe, who was recently top scorer at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
In Mena, live studio coverage before the match kicks-off on the beIN Sports free-to-air channel and beIN Sports 2 in Arabic at 19:00 Mecca, while English coverage starts at 19:30 Mecca on beIN Sports English 1, leading right up to the opening whistle at 20:00 Mecca. French commentary will also be provided on beIN Sports French 2.