|Host country||United States|
|Teams||4 (from 2 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||3 (in 3 host cities)|
|Goals scored||9 (1.5 per match)|
|Attendance||93,072 (15,512 per match)|
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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.
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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.
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.
|Team|| FIFA Rankings |
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.
|Talen Energy Stadium||Red Bull Arena||Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium|
|Capacity: 18,500||Capacity: 25,000||Capacity: 45,596|
All times are local (UTC−5).
| England ||1–2|
| Nobbs ||Report|| Delie |
| United States ||1–0|
| Williams ||Report|
| France ||0–0|
| United States ||0–1|
|Report|| White |
| Germany ||1–0|
| Mittag ||Report|
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