Real Sociedad The Visitors For Final Friendly
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Newcastle United FC
Newcastle United will entertain Spanish side Real Sociedad at St. James' Park in their final pre-season friendly of the summer
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Newcastle United will entertain Spanish side Real Sociedad at St. James' Park in their final pre-season friendly of the summer.
The La Liga outfit will come to Tyneside on Sunday, 10th August, for a 1.30pm kick-off and it will be United's only home fixture of a busy warm-up period.
As well as away games on British soil against Oldham Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town, the Magpies will also travel to New Zealand and Germany, where they will play two matches on each tour.
And Newcastle's preparations for the 2014/15 campaign are completed with the visit of Real Sociedad, who finished seventh in La Liga last season and played in the Champions League, facing Manchester United, Bayer Leverkusen and Shakhtar Donetsk in the group stage of the competition.
Sociedad are managed by 36-year-old Jagoba Arrasate Elustondo and boast ex-Arsenal forward Carlos Vela and former Real Madrid man Sergio Canales among their ranks. They were founder members of La Liga in 1928, and their longest spell in the top flight was for 40 seasons from 1967-2007.
Ticket details for the fixture will be released on nufc.co.uk in due course.
Newcastle United's confirmed pre-season fixtures are summarised below:
|DATE||OPPOSITION||KICK-OFF (LOCAL TIME)||VENUE|
|Tuesday, 15th July, 2014||Oldham Athletic||7.30pm||Boundary Park, Oldham|
|Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014||Sydney FC||7.30pm||Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Saturday, 26th July, 2014||Wellington Phoenix||4.30pm||Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Wednesday, 30th July, 2014||Sheffield Wednesday||7.45pm||Hillsborough, Sheffield|
|Saturday-Sunday, 2nd-3rd August, 2014 (two fixtures)||Schalke 04/Malaga CF/West Ham United||TBC||VELTINS-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany|
|Tuesday, 5th August, 2014||Huddersfield Town||7.45pm||John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield|
|Sunday, 10th August, 2014||Real Sociedad||1.30pm||St. James' Park, Newcastle|