Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe touchdown in Riyadh ahead of Saudi Pro League XI friendly

Lionel Messi and the PSG team arrive at an airport in Riyadh, on January 19, 2023, ahead of a friendly football match as part of the Riyadh Season Cup, against a select side made up of players from Christiano Ronaldo's new club Al Nassr and their Saudi rivals Al Hilal. Besides Messi, PSG stars expected to play include France striker Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi, who last year in Qatar helped make Morocco the first Arab and African team to reach the World Cup semi-finals. The Saudi select team includes Salem Al-Dawsari, who scored the winning goal in the Green Falcons' shock defeat of Argentina in the World Cup's group stage. Photo: AFP