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2014 International Women's Club Championship

The 2014 International Women's Club Championship, known for sponsorship reasons as the Nestlé Cup, was the third worldwide international women's football club tournament, held in Japan from 30 November to 6 December 2014.

2014 Nestlé Cup
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates30 November–6 December
Teams6 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsBrazil São José (1st title)
Runners-upEngland Arsenal
Third placeJapan Urawa Red Diamonds
Fourth placeJapan Okayama Yunogo Belle
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored20 (3.33 per match)
Attendance7,872 (1,312 per match)
2013

São José won the final 2–0 against Arsenal.[1]

Contents

Participating teamsEdit

Jiangsu Huatai from China won the last open spot by winning a qualifying tournament, called the Asian Women's Club Championship by some sources. As with the previous edition the UEFA Champions League winners Wolfsburg didn't participate.

Team Tournament won Confederation or FA Reference
  Arsenal invitee (2013–14 FA Women's Cup) UEFA [2]
  Melbourne Victory 2013–14 W-League Football Federation Australia [3]
  São José 2013 Copa Libertadores Femenina CONMEBOL [2]
  Jiangsu Huatai IWCC Qualifying tournament winner AFC
  Okayama Yunogo Belle 2014 Nadeshiko League Regular Series Japan Football Association [4]
  Urawa Red Diamonds 2014 Nadeshiko League Exciting Series

ResultsEdit

  Playoffs Semifinals Final
  Urawa Red Diamonds 5
  Jiangsu Huatai 1
  Urawa Red Diamonds 0
  São José 1
 
 
  São José 2
  Arsenal 0
 
 
  Arsenal 2 Third place
  Okayama Yunogo Belle 0
  Okayama Yunogo Belle 5   Urawa Red Diamonds 4
  Melbourne Victory 0   Okayama Yunogo Belle 0

All times are local (UTC+9)

First roundEdit

Urawa Red Diamonds  5–1  Jiangsu Huatai
Katō   11'
Kira   27'58'
  76' (o.g.)
Kishikawa   86'
Wang L.   41'
Mimasaka Rugby Football Field, Mimasaka
Attendance: 1,295

Okayama Yunogo Belle 5–0  Melbourne Victory
Nakano   1'82'
Arimachi   6'37'
Miyama   75'
Report
Mimasaka Rugby Football Field, Mimasaka
Attendance: 1,863

SemifinalsEdit

Urawa Red Diamonds  0–1  São José
Debinha   59'

Arsenal  2–0  Okayama Yunogo Belle
Ohno   16'58'

Third place play-offEdit

Urawa Red Diamonds  4–0  Okayama Yunogo Belle
Gotō   13'
Shibata   59'
Otaki   77'
Usui   90'

FinalEdit

São José  2–0  Arsenal
Rosana   4'
Giovania   71' (p)

Prize-poolEdit

The total prize-pool was 10 million Yen (about $85,000) for all teams combined.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 December 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Arsenal Ladies going back to Japan". Arsenal F.C. 7 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Westfield W-League 2014/15 season draw released". Football Federation Australia. 25 July 2014. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Yunogo Belle are the Japan Nadeshiko League Champions 2014 (First stage)". Women's Soccer United. 17 August 2014.

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