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Newcastle United will face two German opponents in Austria next month as part of their preparations for the upcoming 2022/23 Premier League campaign.

After taking on neighbours Gateshead – fresh from their promotion to the National League and managed by former Magpies defender Mike Williamson – in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the Newcastle United Training Centre on Saturday 9th July, Eddie Howe’s side will travel to Austria for a week-long training camp.

This will include a friendly against 1860 Munich on Friday 15th July (kick-off 6pm local time) at the picturesque SaalfeldenArena Bürgerau and a clash with Mainz 05 on Monday 18th July (kick-off 5pm local time) at the 4,500-capacity Kufstein Arena.

1860 Munich are former champions of Germany who were runners-up in the European Cup Winners Cup in 1964/65, but currently play in the third tier of German football, 3. Liga. The two sides met in the Intertoto Cup in 2001, with Newcastle winning 6-3 on aggregate over two legs.

Mainz 05, meanwhile, finished eighth in Bundesliga last term. United played against them in a preseason friendly in the summer of 2017, losing 2-1.

Ticket details for both games will be confirmed very shortly.

The club have already confirmed an away friendly against Benfica on Tuesday 26th July (kick-off 8pm local time) before a home double-header against Atalanta on Friday 29th July (kick-off 7.45pm BST) and Athletic Bilbao the following day, which United can now announce will kick off at 3pm (BST).

Tickets for both home friendlies will go on sale from book.nufc.co.uk on Tuesday 5th July 2022.