Tournament of Nations

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Tournament of Nations
Founded 2017
Region United States
Number of teams 4
Current championsFlag of Australia.svg  Australia (1st title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Australia.svg  Australia (1 title)
Soccerball current event.svg 2018 Tournament of Nations

The Tournament of Nations is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) in several American cities. The inaugural tournament was held in 2017. [1] USSF indicated it will be held only in non-World Cup and non-Olympic years. [2]

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Format

Since 2017 the tournament has been an invitational event, allowing four nations to compete against one another. The tournament is conducted via a round-robin system, with the nation finishing at the top of the table being declared the tournament champions. [3] The format is the same as the other women's invitational event run by the USSF, the SheBelieves Cup. [4]

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.

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.

Results

Year
WinnerRunner-upThird placeFourth place
2017 Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2018 Begins July 26, 2018

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