2019 SheBelieves Cup

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2019 SheBelieves Cup
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Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesFebruary 27 – March 5
Teams4 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of England.svg  England (1st title)
Runners-upFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Third placeFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
Fourth placeFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored19 (3.17 per match)
Attendance77,809 (12,968 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of the United States.svg Tobin Heath
Flag of England.svg Beth Mead
Flag of Japan.svg Yuka Momiki
Flag of the United States.svg Megan Rapinoe
(2 goals each)
2018

The 2019 SheBelieves Cup was the fourth edition of the SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held in the United States. Featuring national teams from Brazil, England, Japan, and hosts United States, it began on February 27 and ended on March 5, 2019. [1]

SheBelieves Cup

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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Contents

The United States were the defending champions. England won the tournament for the first time. [2]

Format

The four invited teams played a round-robin tournament. Points awarded in the group stage followed the formula of three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. A tie in points would be decided by goal differential; other tie-breakers are listed below.

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

Chester Nashville Tampa
Talen Energy Stadium Nissan Stadium Raymond James Stadium
Capacity: 18,500Capacity: 69,193Capacity: 66,321
PPL Park Interior from the River End 2010.10.02 (cropped).jpg LPFieldSec341.jpg Raymond James Stadium02.JPG

Teams

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2018)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1
Flag of England.svg  England
4
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
8
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
10

Standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of England.svg  England (C)321073+47
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States (H)312054+15
3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 31115614
4Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 30032640
Source: USSoccer
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result; 5) FIFA ranking.
(C) Champion; (H) Host.

Results

England  Flag of England.svg2–1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Report
Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 5,954
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)
United States  Flag of the United States.svg2–2Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Report

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg1–3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Report
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 12,586
Referee: Karen Abt (United States)
United States  Flag of the United States.svg2–2Flag of England.svg  England
Report
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 22,125
Referee: Marianela Araya (Costa Rica)

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0–3Flag of England.svg  England
Report
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 8,580
Referee: Christina Unkel (United States)
United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–0Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Report
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 14,009
Referee: Carol Anne Chénard (Canada)

Goalscorers

There were 19 goals scored in 6 matches, for an average of 3.17 goals per match.

2 goals

1 goal

Andressa Alves da Silva Brazilian association football player

Andressa Alves da Silva, commonly known as Andressa Alves or simply Andressa, is a Brazilian football forward who plays for Primera División club FC Barcelona. She previously played for Montpellier of the French Division 1 Féminine. She won her first cap for the Brazil women's national football team in 2012 and represented her country at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Debinha Brazilian association football player

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira, known as Debinha, is a Brazilian football forward who plays for the North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League and the Brazil women's national football team.

Karen Carney English international association football player

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References

  1. "2019 Schedule Set as "Countdown to the Cup" Takes WNT on 10-Game, 10-City Tour". US Soccer. 6 December 2018.
  2. "England record statement win over Japan to clinch prestigious SheBelieves Cup". The FA. 5 March 2019.