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Newcastle will take part in a four-team tournament organised by German club Schalke this summer as part of their pre-season preparations.

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The matches will also involve Malaga and one more club yet to be confirmed, and will take place on August 2 and 3.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to play in such an excellent tournament as the Schalke 04 Cup.

"We will be facing top-quality opposition and hopefully it will form part of a successful pre-season for us ahead of the 2014/15 season.

"I am very pleased it has been organised and announced early for the sake of our fans.

"This will give them the opportunity to travel in great numbers - as they always do - to enjoy a fabulous city and the football that will accompany it."

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