Whitley Bay vs Metalist Kharkiv

Whitley Bay are to play a friendly match against Europa League's Metalist Kharkiv. The Ukrainian side is making the trip to Tyneside as a warm-up before playing Newcastle United.

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Who are FC Metalist Kharkiv?

FC Metalist Kharkiv was founded in 1925 Credit: FC Metalist Kharkiv

FC Metalist Kharkiv is a Ukrainian professional football club based in Kharkiv. During the Soviet Union its name was spelled the Russian way as Metallist.

It competes in the Ukrainian Premier League, the top football league in the country.

Metalist's home is the 40,003 capacity multi-use Metallist Stadium which was reconstructed to host Euro 2012 football matches.


Whitley Bay to face Europa League club

Whitley Bay have announced they will play Newcastle's United's next Europa League opponents in a friendly match on Sunday.

Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv are making the trip to Tyneside as a warm-up game for their clash with the Magpies on Feburary 14th. The match will take place at Hillheads on February 10th, with kick-off at 7pm.

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