Cardiff confirm Newcastle United pre-season friendly match

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Cardiff City have confirmed they will play Newcastle United in a pre-season friendly on 11 August at Cardiff City Stadium.

Alan Pardew's side finished fifth in the Premier League last season and will play in next season's Europa League.

Newcastle's previous visit to the Cardiff City Stadium was in 2009 when they won 1-0 in a Championship game.

"We're delighted we've got Newcastle coming to Cardiff," Cardiff boss Malky Mackay told the club's websiteexternal-link.

"You look at the season they've just had and what Alan Pardew's done there and it's been fantastic."

Cardiff have also confirmed away friendlies at Forest Green Rovers (28 July) and Cheltenham Town (31 July).

Malky Mackay's side will visit Oxford United on 4 August before travelling to face AFC Bournemouth on 7 August.

The Championship side will also travel to Switzerland for a pre-season training camp.

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