Boro will take part in the Algarve Challenge Cup, which will be played at the Algarve Stadium in Faro, Portugal.
The Middlesbrough squad will fly out to the Algarve for a week-long training camp in preparation for the new 2008/09 season.
As per usual Boro will be playing friendlies at York City, Carlisle United and Darlington.
Get your diaries out:
Friday July 18 York City (A) ko 7.30pm
Tuesday July 22 Algarve Tournament - Match 1
Thursday July 24 Algarve Tournament - Match 2
Tuesday July 29 Carlisle United (A) ko 7.30pm
Saturday August 2 Hibernian (A) ko 3.00pm
Tuesday August 5 Darlington (A) ko 7.30pm
No home games have been scheduled just yet. I think we are still waiting for Real Madrid and AC to get back to us.