Sporting have finally announced the fixtures for the upcoming pre-season campaign.
July 12th: vs. Azores XI for the Troféu Pauleta at the Estádio de São Miguel in Ponta Delgada.
July 18th / July 20th: Defending the Taça de Honra at the Restelo in Belém. Sporting will face Belenenses first on the 18th before, hopefully, facing the winner of Estoril and Benfica on the 20th. Last season Sporting fielded a B team for this game whilst on tour.
July 22nd-29th: Training camp in Doorwerth in the Netherlands. Three friendly games are scheduled for this time but no details yet.
1st August: Troféu Cinco Violinos game against Lazio at the Alvalade. Here the squad will be presented to the fans.
4th August: A trip to Egypt to take on Al Ittihad Alexandria for the Egyptian’s club’s 100th anniversary.
6th August: Away to FC Midtjylland in Herning, Denmark. Sporting aim to play a squad of half A and half B team players.
August 9th / August 10th: Participating in Troféu Teresa Herrera in La Coruña. Also in that tournament are Deportivo de La Coruña, Sporting Gijón, and Uruguayan club Club Nacional de Football. Last year’s winners were Real Madrid.