Stocktoner Jordan Nobbs returned from injury for England and was joined by Whitby-born Beth Mead in the starting line-up, while the likes of Lucy Bronze, Jill Scott and captain Steph Houghton further added to a strong northern contingent.

There was a cracking atmosphere throughout at Boro's home that befitted the international stage.

Debinha scored twice for the visiting side, and a rally from Phil Neville's team that saw Bethany England head in her first international goal wasn't enough to prevent victory for the Brazilians.

Take a look at photos from the match at the Riverside in the gallery above.