Arsenal midfielder Jordan Nobbs has been recalled to the England squad for the first time since recovering from a serious knee injury.

The 26-year-old, who has 56 senior caps to her name, was a certainty for Phil Neville’s World Cup group before rupturing knee ligaments in a Women’s Super League game against Everton last November.

She made her WSL return in a 2-1 win over West Ham on September 8.

The Lionesses have two friendlies coming up, hosting Brazil at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium on October 5 before travelling to face Portugal three days later.

Neville has also taken the opportunity to recall fit-again trio Alex Greenwood, Jill Scott and Fran Kirby – who all missed the recent games against Belgium and Norway through injury.

The FA also announced that 23,000 tickets have already been sold for the clash with Brazil at the Riverside.