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Tottenham to face Newcastle in post-season friendly in Australia

Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are set to meet in a post-season friendly match in Melbourne, Australia, just three days after the Premier League season wraps up, as per Football London. This fixture will see the gaffer Ange Postecoglou return to his homeland and a familiar stomping ground, where he enjoyed a successful playing and … Read more

Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are set to meet in a post-season friendly match in Melbourne, Australia, just three days after the Premier League season ends, as per Football London.

This fixture will see Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou return to his homeland and a familiar stomping ground, where he enjoyed a successful playing and coaching career.

Newcastle were eliminated from the FA Cup by defending champions Manchester City last weekend, freeing up space in their schedule for the trip to Australia.

Man City also knocked Spurs out in the fourth round. They were dominated by the Cityzens, mustering only a single shot throughout 90 minutes.

Postecoglou’s side are set for a gruelling trip to Australia just days after our season-ending trip to Sheffield United. The scheduling also coincides with the announcement of squads for the upcoming European Championships.

Spurs’ game against Newcastle is not their first in Australia. Postecoglou’s debut game in charge last summer came against West Ham United in Perth.

Melbourne is already gearing up for a touch of Lilywhite fever as Postecoglou and his troops prepare to journey to Australia for the post-season friendly.

The city, where Postecoglou spent his childhood after emigrating from Greece, is already a hotbed of Spurs fandom, with murals dedicated to the manager and a passionate fanbase that predates his arrival.


A decision will need to be made over whether those involved in the Euros and Copa America can travel with the team or begin their international break a few days early.

Once the international dust settles, players not participating in the tournaments will return to Hotspur Way in July for pre-season training.

A friendly in Scotland is also planned for mid-July, followed by an Asian tour soon after.

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