Middlesbrough hosts Team GB

Middlesbrough welcomes the Team GB football squad for friendly warm-up matches before the London 2012 Olympics.

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"It's going to be something special"

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.

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