The men and women of Team GB are preparing for the Olympic Football Tournament in our region this evening. Both teams have warm up matches at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium. Here is what fans had to say:
Fans have started arriving at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium for today's historic Team GB football matches. Both the men's and women's teams are playing their warm-up games in Middlesbrough ahead of the Olympics.
The women's team kick off against Sweden at 4 o'clock. The men's team face gold medal favourites Brazil this evening. Great Britain's men haven't taken part in the Olympics since 1960 and we've never entered a women's team into the Olympic football tournament.
Jill Scott from Sunderland is also in the side. She says the Olympics will raise the profile of the sport.
North East members of the Team GB Women's football squad say they're looking forward to the Olympics and are delighted to be playing their warm-up match against Sweden in the region.
It takes place at the Riverside Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
It's the first time Great Britain has entered a women's team into the Olympic football tournament. Steph Houghton from Durham is in the squad and has been speaking to ITV Tyne Tees during a visit to a school in Middlesbrough.
Pupils at St Pius X School in Middlesbrough prepare to welcome two members of the Team GB Women's football squad.Jill Scott and Steph Houghton, who are both from the North East, will take coaching sessions at the school.
The squad takes on Sweden in an Olympic warm-up match at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough tomorrow evening before the Team GB Men's team play Brazil.