It was 13 days ago when four Newcastle United friendlies were announced.

At the time the club said that a fifth one was penciled in for Wednesday 1 August.

On Thursday afternoon they have revealed the opposition.

Newcastle will travel to play Braga with a 7.30pm kick-off.

With a game at Porto four nights earlier, no doubt a fair few fans will make a bit of a holiday out of this one.

Newcastle United official announcement:

‘Newcastle United will take on Portuguese side SC Braga in a pre-season friendly at the Estádio Municipal de Braga on Wednesday, 1st August, with kick-off at 7.30pm.

It will be the Magpies’ penultimate fixture ahead of the new Premier League campaign, and their second to take place in Portugal, with a trip to FC Porto’s Estádio do Dragão scheduled for Saturday, 28th July.

United will stay in the country between the two fixtures before returning home to play FC Augsburg at St. James’ Park the following Sunday.

Braga finished fourth in last season’s Primeira Liga, and also made it to the last 32 of the Europa League, where they were beaten by eventual finalists Olimpique de Marseille.

Nicknamed Os Arcebispos – the Archbishops – they have missed out on European football just once since 2004. They were United’s final pre-season opponents ahead of the 2013/14 campaign, when Fabricio Coloccini’s second-half equaliser earned the Magpies a 1-1 draw on Tyneside.’

Listed below are important dates this summer for Newcastle fans, including the other four previously announced friendlies.

There are also the planned dates for when PL Live TV matches are set to be announced for August & September, as well as October & November.

Thursday 17 May 2018

Premier League summer transfer window opened.

Friday 1 June 2018

Summer transfer window opened in Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.

Saturday 9 June 2018

International transfers can be processed as from this date (though transfers between two English clubs can already be processed). So for example, Newcastle could have announced the permanent signing of Martin Dubravka any time beforehand, but the paperwork would then be processed on this day (or after).

Thursday 14 June 2018

Premier League fixtures released at 9am.

Thursday 14 June 2018

Opening match of World Cup takes place in Russia.

Monday 18 June 2018

England v Tunisia (7pm)

Sunday 24 June 

England v Panama (1pm)

Thursday 28 June

England v Belgium (7pm)

Monday 2 July 2018

Newcastle players report back for pre-season training.

Friday 6 July 2018

Premier League say this is the (approximate) date when they will reveal live TV games for August and September.

Tuesday 10 July 2018

Approx date for first lot of Premier League fixture dates/times for live TV games in August & September (it was 10 July 2017 last summer) to be announced.

Sunday 15 July 2018

World Cup final takes place.

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Friendly: St Patrick’s Athletic v Newcastle United – 7.45pm kick-off

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Friendly: Hull City v Newcastle United – 7.45pm kick-off

Saturday 28 July 2018

Friendly: Porto v Newcastle United – Kick-off time TBC

Wednesday 1 August

Friendly: Away from home but opposition still to be confirmed.

Saturday 4 August 2018

Friendly: Newcastle United v Augsburg – 3pm kick-off

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Premier League say this is the (approximate) date when they will reveal live TV games for October and November.

Thursday 9 August 2018

Premier League summer transfer window closes at 5pm.

Saturday 11 August (weekend of) 2018

First set of Premier League matches kick-off.

Friday 31 August 2018

Summer transfer window closes in Germany, Spain, Italy, and France (so after 9 August, Premier League clubs can’t buy any players but those in other European countries, and elsewhere, could still buy Premier League players until their windows close).

Sunday 12 May 2019

Final Premier League matches (all 10 games kick-off at same time).

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Friendly: Hull City v Newcastle United – 7.45pm kick-off

Saturday 28 July 2018

Friendly: Porto v Newcastle United – Kick-off time TBC

Wednesday 1 August

Friendly: Away from home but opposition still to be confirmed.

Saturday 4 August 2018

Friendly: Newcastle United v Augsburg – 3pm kick-off

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Premier League say this is the (approximate) date when they will reveal live TV games for October and November.

Thursday 9 August 2018

Premier League summer transfer window closes at 5pm.

Saturday 11 August (weekend of) 2018

First set of Premier League matches kick-off.

Friday 31 August 2018

Summer transfer window closes in Germany, Spain, Italy, and France (so after 9 August, Premier League clubs can’t buy any players but those in other European countries, and elsewhere, could still buy Premier League players until their windows close).

Sunday 12 May 2019

Final Premier League matches (all 10 games kick-off at same time).