Newcastle United draw PSV, Liverpool & Sparta Prague in International Cup
Newcastle United have been drawn alongside PSV Eindhoven, Liverpool and Sparta Prague in the group stages of the Premier League International Cup.
Dates and venues will be released soon for these matches.
The Premier League International Cup consists of 12 Premier League 2 teams and 12 U23 sides from elite Academies across Europe, which are split into six groups of four.
Teams competing in the PL International Cup will be made up of Under-23 players, aside from a maximum of three outfield players and the goalkeeper.
Sadly you won’t be able to dust your passport off for a European away game in Prague or Eindhoven, as all matches are played in England.
The six group winners and the two best runners-up qualify for the quarter-finals, while all knockout ties will be one-off matches.
Sunderland also feature in the competition, up against Leicester, Legia Warsaw and Hertha Berlin.
The winners in these past three years have been:
2014/15 – Manchester City
2015/16 – Villarreal
2016/17 – Porto
2017/18 PL International Cup Groups
Group A: Sparta Prague, Liverpool, Newcastle United, PSV Eindhoven
Group B: Hertha BSC, Legia Warsaw, Leicester City, Sunderland
Group C: Derby County, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Everton, VfL Wolfsburg
Group D: Athletic Club Bilbao, Celtic FC, Manchester United, Swansea City
Group E: Arsenal, FC Bayern Munich, FC Porto, Reading
Group F: SL Benfica, Tottenham Hotspur, Villarreal CF, West Ham United
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