Sporting will be facing to English teams in preparation to the 2012/2013 season over a few days in July.
On Thursday 19th July Sporting will play against English Championship side Charlton Athletic in Spain. The game will be hosted at the Ciudad de Lepe, which is the home stadium of Spanish minnows CD San Roque de Lepe. The Spanish club currently has two players on loan from Charlton Athletic.
Then on Saturday 22nd July Sporting will face Sheffield Wednesday at the Municipal de Albufeira, the home stadium of Imortal DC who are currently in the 5th tier of Portuguese football. Sheffield Wednesday also have on their books former Sporting player José Semedo who left the club in 2007. Coincidentally, Semedo’s previous club before Sheffield was Charlton Athletic.
There has been rumours that Sporting would also be set to face Newcastle United in a friendly in pre-season although there has been no further information on that just yet.