Newcastle will play Greek champions Olympiakos in the Algarve Tournament on July 27nd.
Olympiakas will play Newcastle in the Algarve Tournament on July 27th , and the news is that Portuguese club FC Porto will also take part, and that news is in today’s Evening Chronicle.
And it seems that Newcastle will play Sporting Lisbon earlier in that same week in the Jose Alvalade Stadium, and these games will come after Newcastle’s participation in South Africa earlier in July.
There have been rumors that Newcastle will play in the Vodacom Challenge in South Africa in July, which is the top pre-season tournament in Africa, and is hosted by the Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.
But none of this is official yet, with Newcastle only announcing one pre-season game so far – Cardiff City away on August 11th at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Newcastle are yet to confirm they will take part in the Vodacom Challenge or games against Sporting Lisbon and Olympiakos, but the rumors are rife.
Lats year Newcastle announced their summer plans to tour America as early as April, but this year the plans were put on hold, until Newcastle knew what European play-off games they would need to play in July or August.
Maybe we’ll get an announcement this week from Newcastle, on their overall summer plans.