2017 SheBelieves Cup

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2017 SheBelieves Cup
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesMarch 1–7
Teams4 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of France.svg  France (1st title)
Runners-upFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Third placeFlag of England.svg  England
Fourth placeFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored9 (1.5 per match)
Attendance93,072 (15,512 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of France.svg Camille Abily
(2 goals)
2016
2018

The 2017 SheBelieves Cup was the second edition of the SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held in the United States. It took place between March 1 and 7, 2017. [1]

The SheBelieves Cup is an invitational women's association football tournament held early in the year in the United States. In its first three years, it was contested by the same four teams: the United States, England, France, and Germany. In 2019 the tournament line up changed for the first time to Brazil, England, Japan and the United States.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

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The four teams were ranked No. 1, 2, 3 and 5 in the FIFA Women's World rankings, thus making the tournament the most important friendly Cup of the year. The Algarve Cup ran in parallel as well as the Cyprus Cup. France won the tournament for the first time, winning two and drawing one of their games in the process.

The Algarve Cup, nicknamed the Mini FIFA Women's World Cup, is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events.

The Cyprus Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football. It has been held annually in Cyprus since 2008. Although the competition takes place in Cyprus, the hosts have yet to take part in the competition.

France womens national football team womens national association football team representing France

The French women's national football team is directed by the French Football Federation (FFF). The team competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.

Teams

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2016) [2]
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2
Flag of France.svg  France
3
Flag of England.svg  England
5

Format

The four invited teams played a round-robin tournament.

A round-robin tournament is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn. A round-robin contrasts with an elimination tournament, in which participants are eliminated after a certain number of losses.

Points awarded in the group stage followed the standard formula of three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss.

Venues

Chester Harrison Washington, D.C.
Talen Energy Stadium Red Bull Arena Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Capacity: 18,500Capacity: 25,000Capacity: 45,596
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Standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of France.svg  France (C)321051+47
2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 31111104
3Flag of England.svg  England 31022313
4Flag of the United States.svg  United States (H)31021433
Source: Flashscore
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) head-to-head number of goals scored; 7) FIFA ranking.
(C) Champion; (H) Host.

Results

All times are local (UTC−5).

England  Flag of England.svg1–2Flag of France.svg  France
Nobbs Soccerball shade.svg 32' Report Delie Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Renard Soccerball shade.svg 90+5'
United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–0Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Williams Soccerball shade.svg 56' Report
Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 16,318
Referee: Carol Chenard (Canada)

France  Flag of France.svg0–0Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Report
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Karen Abt (United States)
United States  Flag of the United States.svg0–1Flag of England.svg  England
Report White Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
Attendance: 26,500
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–0Flag of England.svg  England
Mittag Soccerball shade.svg 44' Report
United States  Flag of the United States.svg0–3Flag of France.svg  France
Report Abily Soccerball shade.svg 8' (pen.), 63'
Le Sommer Soccerball shade.svg 10'

Final standings

RankTeam
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of France.svg  France
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of England.svg  England
4Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Goalscorers

2 goals
1 goal
Jordan Nobbs Association footballer

Jordan Nobbs is an English footballer who plays for Arsenal. She is a combative, goalscoring central midfielder. She has represented the England women's national football team at youth and senior level and is nicknamed "Nobber" by her England teammates.

Ellen White (footballer) English international association football player

Ellen Toni White is an English international football forward who plays for Birmingham City of the FA WSL. With England's national team she played at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and won the bronze medal at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. White was also part of the Great Britain team for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Marie-Laure Delie association football player

Marie-Laure Delie is a French football player who currently plays for FC Metz of the Division 1 Féminine. She plays as a striker and is a member of the France women's national football team having made her debut for the team on 23 September 2009.

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References

  1. "U.S. Soccer to Host Second SheBelieves Cup Featuring USA, England, France and Germany". Goal.com. January 11, 2017.
  2. FIFA Rankings December 2016