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Newcastle team v Royal Antwerp confirmed

4 years ago

The Newcastle team v Royal Antwerp that will kick off Sunday’s friendly has been announced.

The game kicks off at 12 noon local time (11am UK) and all players are expected to get some minutes on the pitch.

Of the 24 players who have travelled, only Karl Darlow and Islam Slimani appear to be ruled out.

Slimani still recovering from a thigh injury, whilst Darlow reportedly has a knock.

Newcastle United announcing this starting 11:

Dubravka; Manquillo, Mbemba, Lejeune, Haidara; Ritchie, Shelvey, Merino, Murphy, Atsu, Joselu


Harker, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Hayden, Diame, Kenedy, Fernandez, Perez, Gayle

Remember, this friendly has three periods of 45 minutes each to give more playing time for the 22 Newcastle players and details below of how you can watch the game live via NUFC streaming the game.

The Mag – Saturday 17 March 2018:

Newcastle United v Royal Antwerp will be shown live on Sunday morning.

It is a 12 noon kick-off (local time) in Spain but that equates to 11am if you are in the UK.

The club have revealed that they will be showing the game for free via NUFC TV (how to register – details below).

The game will be shown providing they can live stream it via a ‘suitable connection’ at the Pinatar Arena.

Newcastle United staff having been testing that connection today at the stadium.

So if you are having withdrawal symptoms one week into a three week football free zone, you can get 135 minutes of action starting at 11am tomorrow morning.

To allow as many players as possible to get good minutes in the friendly, the two teams will play three periods of 45 minutes each.

(If you haven’t already, you just need to register with NUFC TV HERE, there is no charge and you just have to give your email address and enter a password to get access.)

Dan King – Managing Editor at Newcastle United:

“For everyone asking, we will endeavour to stream tomorrow’s friendly to supporters for free on NUFC TV, with commentary from Matthew Raisbeck (of BBC Newcastle).

“This will be subject to a suitable connection at the Pinatar Arena but Tom Nipper NUFC camera operator) has been testing it today.”

Newcastle United official announcement:

Newcastle United’s friendly fixture with Royal Antwerp in Spain on Sunday will be open to the public.

The Magpies will take on the Belgian side at the 3,500-capacity Pinatar Arena near Murcia, with kick-off set for 12pm local time (11am UK).

In order to give all of the squad valuable playing time, Sunday’s friendly fixture will be split into three periods of 45 minutes.

Admission is priced at €5 for adults, while access is free of charge for children.

For information about the Pinatar Arena, please visit

Newcastle United will endeavour to show the match online, subject to a satisfactory connection at Pinatar Arena.

Further information will be shown at and on the club’s social media channels in due course.’


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