By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
The draw for the Schalke 04 Cup has been made, with Newcastle United facing Malaga and Schalke 04 in the pre-season tournament across the first weekend in August.
All the fixtures will be played at the VELTINS-Arena, in Gelsenkirchen, which has a capacity of 61,482 and hosted the 2004 Champions League final and five matches in the 2006 World Cup.
The Magpies will open the tournament with a game against La Liga outfit Malaga on Saturday, 2nd August (3.30pm kick-off), before closing the competition on Sunday, 3rd August against hosts Schalker 04 (5.30pm kick-off).
Barclays Premier League rivals West Ham United are the fourth team in the competition, but Newcastle will not play Sam Allardyce's men.
Schalke 04 Cup Fixtures
Saturday, 2nd August:
Malaga v Newcastle United (3.30pm kick-off)
Schalke 04 v West Ham United (5.30pm kick-off)
Sunday, 3rd August:
Malaga v West Ham United (3.30pm kick-off)
Schalke 04 v Newcastle United (5.30pm kick-off)