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England Women to host Brazil in Middlesbrough in October

Tuesday 03 Sep 2019
Isobel Christiansen (left) in SheBelieves Cup action against Brazil in February

England Women will play Brazil at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium on Saturday 5 October.

The fixture will be the Lionesses’ first home match since their fourth-place finish at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The South American champions will provide another stern test on home soil for Phil Neville’s squad ahead the visit of Germany to England in November, for which over 60,000 have already been sold.

England v Brazil
  • A Women's International
  • 12.45pm, Saturday 5 October
  • Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
Neville said: “It is great to be able to have secured this fixture against such opposition. I know a lot of work has gone into making it happen.

“Brazil will provide a different test to the other games we have lined up over the coming months, and it is always a special occasion when our two countries meet.

“I am also delighted that we will be playing in the north-east, a real footballing hot-bed that has produced so many of our players over the years.”


The Riverside Stadium is used to welcoming Brazilian flair with Middlesbrough having been home to the likes of men’s stars Juninho, Emerson and Branco in the 1990s.

It will be the third encounter between the nations in the last year, with Beth Mead’s strike giving England a 2-1 win at the SheBelieves Cup in Philadelphia in February after Fran Kirby had struck the only goal in a 1-0 victory at Notts County in October last year.

While the fixture will help Neville in his early preparations for the UEFA Euro 2021 finals on home soil, the match will also provide vital experience for Team GB planning.

Brazil have also qualified for next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo and will be fancied to challenge for the medal positions after their success in the last Copa América Femenina.


The clash with Brazil comes on the back of two away fixtures for the Lionesses. Belgium held England to a 3-3 draw at the Den Dreef Stadium in Leuven last week while Norway won 2-1 in Bergen on Wednesday night.

Telephone and in-person sales will be available from 9am on Wednesday 4 September via the Middlesbrough ticket office on 01642 929421 or via ticket@mfc.co.uk.

Tickets are available for an advanced rate of £7.50 for adults until Wednesday 18 September. Standard adult tickets are priced at £10, with concessions just £1.


By FA Staff