Al Nassr take a break from the Saudi Pro League title race in midweek as they host Abha in the King Cup of Champions quarterfinal stage.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s side suffered a major blow in their attempts to win the league title, after slipping to a 1-0 defeat against new league leaders At Ittihad last time out, with a one point gap now opened up.
However, the King Cup offers an alternative route to a trophy — plus an extra route into the AFC Champions League — and the home side will be confident of securing a path into the next phase.
Here’s all the information for Al Nassr vs. Abha including kickoff times, TV/streaming details and projected starting lineups.
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Kickoff time for Al Nassr vs Abha in King Cup action
This King Cup clash between Al Nassr and Abha kicks off at 5:30 p.m. local time in the King Saud University Stadium on Tuesday, March 14.
|Australia||Wed, Mar. 15||01:30 AEDT|
|Canada||Tue, Mar. 14||10:30 ET|
|Hong Kong||Tue, Mar. 14||22:30 HKT|
|India||Tue, Mar. 14||20:00 IST|
|Malaysia||Tue, Mar. 14||22:30 HKT|
|New Zealand||Wed, Mar. 15||03:30 NZDT|
|Singapore||Tue, Mar. 14||22:30 HKT|
|UK||Tue, Mar. 14||14:30 GMT|
|USA||Tue, Mar. 14||10:30 ET|
Al Nassr vs Abha live stream, TV channel
SSC (Saudi Sports Company) has been live streaming Al Nassr matches in English via its Twitter channel.
Local broadcasters in selected countries also have the rights to televise or stream the King Cup, and fans in other countries can subscribe to streaming platform Shahid for complete coverage.
According to LiveSoccerTV, selected European countries will have local broadcasters (including DAZN) carrying the match, while Start Times will bring it to selected African countries.
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|Hong Kong||—||Shahid, myTV Super|
|India||Sony TEN 2||Shahid, JioTV, SONY LIV|
|Malaysia||—||Shahid, Astro Go, sooka|
|UK||—||Shahid, *Sky Sports YouTube channel|
*In the UK, Sky Sports have been showing most Saudi Pro League Al Nassr matches on their YouTube channel for free.
Al Nassr vs Abha lineups
Nawaf Alaqidi continues in goal for Al Nassr, with Colombian international David Ospina still on the comeback trail following surgery.
Nicolas Martinez is out injured for the season, and Rudi Garcia is expected to rotate his team, following their defeat to Al Ittihad. Jaloliddin Masharipov is a potential starter in this tie with Mohammed Maran dropping out.
Al Nassr lineup (3-5-2): Alaqidi (GK) — Al-Amri, Gonzalez, Madu — Al-Ghanam, Gustavo, Al-Sulaiheem, Ghareeb, Konan — Ronaldo, Masharipov
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Abha head coach Roel Coumans has confirmed no fresh injury worries ahead of this game, and he could stick with an unchanged starting line up, including former Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo in attack.
Abha lineup (4-2-3-1): Epassy (GK) — Al-Jumayah, Attouchi, Al-Zori, Al-Kuaydiri — Al Sudani, Saddiki— Al-Sadi, Bguir, Al-Amri — Caicedo