Lima, January 12, 2022Updated on 01/12/2022 01:16 pm
The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to cause the cancellation of some events and this time PSG had to modify its planning. The Parisian team had scheduled a tour of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the fortnight of January, but the Parisian leadership decided to postpone the appointment due to the health crisis.
Let us remember that the Parisian club was going to participate in the Riyadh Season, which is promoted by the Arab government, which serves to increase tourism, taking advantage of the development of the World Cup in Qatar. As established, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and company would carry out advertising activities between January 16 and 18.
Then, on the 19th, PSG was going to face a selection of stars from Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr, the most important institutions in Saudi Arabia. However, all this was canceled, at least for now, according to the statement shared by the French entity.
“Given the health situation in France, Paris Saint-Germain has decided to preserve the health of its squad and its players by postponing the Qatar Winter Tour 2022 and the friendly match in Riyadh”, They indicated. Recall that in recent weeks, the squad suffered from the absence of some players due to illness.
The Riyadh Season organization corroborated the information, they wished “Health and well-being for all”And they will analyze options to develop the event in the future. In addition, the representatives of Saudi Arabia assured that they will maintain permanent communication with the fans to confirm a new date.
What is the Riyadh Season?
The Riyadh Season is a set of activities promoted by the Saudi Arabian government to attract soccer fanatic tourists, taking advantage of the fact that Qatar, the country that will host the World Cup, is very close. According to the advertisements, they offer excursions to the Oasis (in the middle of the desert), they set up a snow zone (a complex of 52 attractions for people of all ages) and they will present a tour called “Dinosaurs in a wild experience”.