Special ticket for Ronaldo v Messi match fetches $2.6m in Saudi Arabia

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A Saudi Arabian businessman won the bidding to watch the latest chapter in Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s celebrated rivalry in global football with a 10 million riyals ($2.66 million) bid for a ticket to their showpiece game. The Saudi government’s entertainment arm said on Twitter that Mushref Al-Ghamdi, general manager of real estate group AqarOne, was the highest bidder for a “Beyond Imagination” ticket. The winner will attend Thursday’s match in Riyadh featuring a combined team from Saudi clubs Al-Nassr – who recently signed Ronaldo – and Al-Hilal versus Messi’s Paris St Germain in …

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