2018 SheBelieves Cup

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2018 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 the United States.svg  United States (2nd title)
Runners-upFlag of England.svg  England
Third placeFlag of France.svg  France
Fourth placeFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored16 (2.67 per match)
Attendance74,621 (12,437 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of England.svg Ellen White
Flag of France.svg Eugénie Le Sommer
(2 goals)
2017
2019

The 2018 SheBelieves Cup was the third edition of the SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held in the United States. Featuring national teams from Germany, England, France, and hosts United States, it began on March 1 and ended on March 7, 2018, [1] broadly running in parallel with the 2018 Algarve Cup, 2018 Turkish Women’s Cup, and the 2018 Cyprus Women's Cup. [2]

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.

Germany womens national football team womens national association football team representing Germany

The Germany women's national football team is governed by the German Football Association (DFB).

Contents

The United States won the tournament. [3]

Format

The four invited teams played a round-robin tournament. 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. A tie in points was decided by goal differential.

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.

Goal difference or points difference is a form of tiebreaker used to rank sport teams which finish on equal points in a league competition. Either "goal difference" or "points difference" is used, depending on whether matches are scored by goals or by points.

Venues

Columbus Harrison Orlando
MAPFRE Stadium Red Bull Arena Orlando City Stadium
Capacity: 19,968Capacity: 25,000Capacity: 25,500
Columbus crew stadium mls allstars 2005.jpg Red Bull Arena Harrison behind goal.jpg Open House Event (32264010504).jpg

Teams

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2017)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2
Flag of England.svg  England
3
Flag of France.svg  France
6

Standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States (H, C)321031+27
2Flag of England.svg  England 311164+24
3Flag of France.svg  France 31115504
4Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 30122641
Source: USSoccer
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.svg4–1Flag of France.svg  France
Report Thiney Soccerball shade.svg 77'
MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 7,566
Referee: Christina Unkel (United States)
United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–0Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Rapinoe Soccerball shade.svg 17' Report
MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 14,591
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)

United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–1Flag of France.svg  France
Pugh Soccerball shade.svg 35' Report Le Sommer Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
Attendance: 25,706
Referee: Lucia Venegas (Mexico)
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–2Flag of England.svg  England
Report White Soccerball shade.svg 18', 73'
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
Attendance: 7,882
Referee: Karen Abt (United States)

France  Flag of France.svg3–0Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Report
Orlando City Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 6,525
Referee: Christina Unkel (United States)
United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–0Flag of England.svg  England
Bardsley Soccerball shade.svg 58' (o.g.) Report
Orlando City Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 12,351
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)

Goalscorers

There were 16 goals scored in 6 matches, for an average of 2.67 goals per match.

2 goals

1 goal

Toni Duggan English international association football player

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Fran Kirby British association football player

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1 own goal

Millie Bright British association football player

Millie Bright is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Chelsea in the FA Women's Super League and for the England national team.

Karen Bardsley England international association football player

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References

  1. "World Soccer Powers USA, Germany, England and France Set for 2018 SheBelieves Cup". ussoccer.com. December 21, 2017.
  2. "Five Things to Know About the 2018 SheBelieves Cup". ussoccer.com. December 21, 2017.
  3. "WNT Wins 2018 SheBelieves Cup with 1-0 Victory vs. England". ussoccer.com. March 7, 2018.