2016 SheBelieves Cup

The 2016 SheBelieves Cup was the inaugural edition of the SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held in the United States. It took place between March 3 and 9, 2016,[1] before the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]

2016 SheBelieves Cup
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesMarch 3–9
Teams4 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (1st title)
Runners-up Germany
Third place England
Fourth place France
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored9 (1.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Alex Morgan
(2 goals)
Best player(s)United States Alex Morgan
Best goalkeeperUnited States Hope Solo
2017

TeamsEdit

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2015)[3]
  United States
1
  Germany
2
  France
3
  England
5

SquadsEdit

FormatEdit

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.

VenuesEdit

Tampa Nashville Boca Raton
(Miami area)
Raymond James Stadium Nissan Stadium FAU Stadium
Capacity: 65,618 Capacity: 69,143 Capacity: 29,419
     

ResultsEdit

The schedule was announced in January 2016.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   United States (H, C) 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9
2   Germany 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
3   England 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
4   France 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1
Source: US Soccer
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.[4]
(C) Champion; (H) Host
Germany  1–0  France
Maier   83' Report
United States  1–0  England
Dunn   72' Report
Attendance: 13,027
Referee: Tatiana Guzman (Nicaragua)

United States  1–0  France
Morgan   90+1' Report
Attendance: 25,363
Referee: Alondra Sandoval (Mexico)
Germany  2–1  England
Flaherty   76' (o.g.)
Peter   82' (pen.)
Report Duggan   9'
Attendance: 25,363
Referee: Katja Koroleva (United States)

France  0–0  England
Report
Referee: Gillian Martindale (Barbados)
United States  2–1  Germany
Morgan   35'
Mewis   41'
Report Mittag   29'
Attendance: 13,501
Referee: Carol Chenard (Canada)

GoalscorersEdit

2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Soccer to host inaugural SheBelieves Cup in March". Goal.com. January 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "U.S. Soccer to Host SheBelieves Cup Featuring USA, England, France and Germany". USSoccer.com. January 12, 2016.
  3. ^ FIFA Rankings December 2015
  4. ^ Rules for classification

External linksEdit