It’s time to mark your calendars for the “last dance” between two of the greatest footballers of our time, Lionel Messi (36) and Cristiano Ronaldo (38). This highly anticipated match will take place at the World Cup in 2026, where they will lead Argentina and Portugal respectively.
In preparation for this epic showdown, Inter Miami and Al-Nassr will meet in Riyadh in a mini-tournament called the Riyadh Season Cup. Along with Al Hilal, the three teams will compete in a league format, with everyone playing against everyone. The exact schedule for the tournament has yet to be announced.
One player who is sure to be involved in this historic match is Croatian national team member Marcelo Brozović, who will play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo on Al-Nassr’s team. If Luka Modrić was also present at the tournament, he could potentially join in on the fun as well, as all three players are potential clubs for his future career. But that’s still a few months away.
Messi and Ronaldo have already met 37 times on the field, with Messi coming out slightly ahead (17-11 wins) but nine matches ending in a draw. Their last meeting was particularly memorable when PSG defeated Al-Nassr and Al Hilal combined (5-4) to win Messi’s team’s latest victory over Ronaldo.
Despite their differences, there is no denying that these two players have revolutionized the sport and set new standards that will be difficult to break in the future. Whether you prefer Messi or Ronaldo, one thing is certain: this “last dance” promises to be an unforgettable moment in football history.