Diriyah Season Cup: How to watch Al Hilal vs Newcastle

Euan Burns
Some Newcastle fans are already in the Middle East for the World Cup
Some Newcastle fans are already in the Middle East for the World Cup / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Newcastle United fans are enjoying the sort of season where you just want to watch your team play every single day, and any day you can't feels like an injustice.

That makes the 2022 Qatar World Cup particularly annoying for the Magpies as they sit third in the Premier League table and are in stunning form under Eddie Howe. Fear not though, Newcastle fans, as there will soon be a chance to watch your team again.

Newcastle will be facing Al Hilal as part of the Diriyah Season, and here is what we know so far.

What is the Diriyah Season?

The Diriyah Season is a collective celebration of sport and art which started in 2021 and will take place every year. It has previously featured a boxing heavyweight title bout between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz, tennis tournaments and Formula E, along with live music performances from global artists such as Usher, Pitbull and David Guetta.

Al Hilal are the most decorated club in Asia having won 65 official titles in their time. They are the club that tried to sign Cristiano Ronaldo in September 2022, but to no avail.

As was always to be expected with Newcastle United's new ownership, the club is spending a week in Saudi Arabia for a warm-weather training camp. The team are based in Riyadh and the camp is in partnership with Saudi Arabia's national airline.

When does Al Hilal vs Newcastle United take place?

Al Hilal vs Newcastle United is going to take place at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, December 8. Kick-off is at 20:00 local time, making it a 17:00 GMT kick-off.

Newcastle will follow the game against Al Hilal with a match against Spanish side Rayo Vallecano on December 17. The Magpies are then back in competitive action on December 21 as they take on Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup at St James' Park.

Where to watch Al Hilal vs Newcaste United

In order to watch this match, you will need to be a subscriber to NUFC TV where the game will be shown live. The club have warned fans to log in well before kick-off in order to avoid any congestion on the website.

NUFC TV is also compatible with Chromecast which means that fans can stream the game on their television at 17:00.

Al Hilal vs Newcastle United tickets

Tickets went on sale for the match on December 5 and they have sold out with local interest in the game being very high.