NUFC’s opponents confirmed for unique mid-season friendly in Spain this weekend

It has been confirmed in the last few moments that Newcastle will play Belgian side Royal Antwerp in a mid-season friendly on Sunday 18th March in Spain – a 135 minute game that will consist of “three sessions of 45 minutes each”.

A unique approach from Rafa, however the 135 minute friendly has been designed by Rafa to give all his players a run out.

As Benitez confirmed last week, the club are set for a few days in Spain ahead of our three week break from competitive football, and it has been announced in the last few moments that we will play Belgian side Royal Antwerp during a four-day training camp in Alicante from 15-18th March.

The game will kick off at 12pm local time (11am UK time) and will take place at the Pinatar Arena – the 3,000 capacity stadium in Spain.

Antwerp are currently 8th in the Belgian first division and lost to 2nd place Anderlecht over the weekend – a side that contained NUFC loanee Matz Sels.

An interesting approach from Rafa. What do you make of this folks?

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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