'The ultimate acid test'
Team GB Double Header
Women v Sweden (4pm)
Men v Brazil (7.45pm)
Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough FC
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Live on BBC1
Stuart Pearce says next week's blockbuster Olympic warm-up against Brazil in Middlesbrough will provide a serious test for his Team GB side as they prepare for London 2012.
While the Brazilians have won nearly everything there is to win in international football, the Olympic title still eludes them, so a strong 18-man team heads to Britain with the Gold medal their aim.
And, along with Spain, Pearce says Mano Menezes' team is a leading contender for the top place on the podium at Wembley on 11 July, so the match at the Riverside on 20 July will give his side a great opportunity to prepare for their Group A encounters with Senegal, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay.
"Brazil is probably the ultimate acid test," he said. "I think Brazil and Spain will be the two favourites for this competition.
"Looking through the Brazil squad, you can see the magnitude of the players and how seriously they take the Olympics, as all 16 teams fighting to try and achieve gold will certainly be.
"It will be a fantastic friendly for us and it will lead us nicely into the tournament and I think it will showcase to everybody in the tournament the standard of football in it."
The match against Brazil is part of a Team GB double-header, with the Women's team facing Sweden at the Riverside earlier in the afternoon. Tickets for the games are still available directly from Middlesbrough FC. Click here to book online or call the ticket hotline on 0844 499 1234