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Newcastle United ‘In Talks’ to take part in Asia Trophy this summer – Report

1 year ago
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Newcastle United are set to take part in the Asia Trophy this summer.

The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas says that his information is that  NUFC are now ‘in talks’ to play in the pre-match tournament.

Newcastle United took part in the very first Asia Trophy in 2003.

Sir Bobby Robson taking his squad to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), where they beat Birmingham 2-1 with goals from Alan Shearer and Shola Ameobi.

Chelsea beat the Malaysian national side in their semi-final.

The final saw Newcastle draw 0-0 with Chelsea, though the blues won 5-4 on penalties.

Dyer, Bowyer, Bellamy and Woodgate all scoring but Shearer, Robert and Jenas all missing.

Mark Douglas says that if Newcastle do take part in the tournament come July they are set for potential games against the likes of Manchester City, West Ham and Wolves.

The Premier League Asia Trophy is held every two years in Asia.

It takes place every other summer to avoid conflicting with the World Cup and European Championships.

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