Friday, September 29, 2023

How to watch Neymar’s Al-Hilal debut this Friday: TV channel, live stream and kick-off time as superstar begins Saudi Arabia career

Neymar’s stunning departure from Paris Saint-Germain to join Saudi Arabian team Al-Hilal was one of the transfer stories of the summer.

The Brazilian will earn £276million over the course of his two-year deal in the Middle East, and he’s set to make his long-awaited debut this week.

Neymar’s move to Al-Hilal was one of the most shocking of the summerAFP

The 31-year-old is arguably past the peak of his career, but he’s a born entertainer and will no doubt draw viewers from around the world to his games.

And Al-Hilal’s match against Al-Riyadh should see Neymar make his Saudi Pro League debut after overcoming a slight injury.

Neymar’s Al-Hilal debut: How to watch in the UK

Al-Hilal’s game against Al-Riyadh is set to take place on Friday, September 15.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7pm UK time.

The match will be streamed in the UK on DAZN.

DAZN have agreed a deal for the 2023/24 season that will see them broadcast three games per week from the Saudi Pro League and Neymar’s debut match has been selected.

Although DAZN is primarily an online subscription service, you can also watch via your Smart TV.

But there is no channel for DAZN, so you will need to have the app installed on your TV.

DAZN currently costs £9.99 per month for an annual pass or £19.99 for 30 days.

There is also the option to pay £99.99 in one go to get the full year, you can sign up here.

Neymar’s welcome to Al-Hilal was special, so his debut should be even betterGetty

Neymar’s Al-Hilal debut: What has been said?

The former Barcelona man completed his £77m move to Al-Hilal from PSG last month.

The forward has been injured since but played for Brazil during the international break, so should be ready to go.

And talking after this deal was complete, Neymar revealed how excited he was by this challenge.

He said: “I have achieved a lot in Europe and enjoyed special times, but I have always wanted to be a global player and test myself with new challenges and opportunities in new places.

“I want to write new sporting history, and the Saudi Pro League has tremendous energy and quality players at the moment.

“Al-Hilal is a giant club with fantastic fans, and it is the best in Asia. This gives me a feeling that it is the right decision for me at the right time with the right club.

“I love winning and scoring goals, and I plan to continue doing that in Saudi Arabia and with Al-Hilal.”

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