The match on Thursday in Riyadh is set to pit Messi's Paris Saint-Germain against a select side made up of players from Ronaldo's new club Al Nassr and their Saudi rivals Al Hilal.
PSG said on Monday it will play a Jan.19 friendly in Riyadh against a composite team of players from Ronaldo’s new club Al Nassr and Al Hilal, the current Asian Champions League title holder.
A string of clips posted by Ronaldo’s partner Georgina Rodriguez on Instagram shows Alana and Bella singing a song in Arabic.
A FIFA spokesman told reporters that the Saudi club is “currently prohibited from registering new players due to unpaid debts,” confirming the information reported in the British media.
"It was a very good feeling, and we all enjoyed it," Al Nassr manager Luis Castro said in his press conference. "We saw a series of scenes and many Iranian fans were even holding Al Nassr team shirts, which was a pleasant event for us."
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who has five UEFA Champions League titles to his name, captained the Saudi Arabian side to an opening three points in Group E.