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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]

2018 SheBelieves Cup
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesMarch 1–7
Teams4 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (2nd title)
Runners-up England
Third place France
Fourth place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored16 (2.67 per match)
Attendance74,621 (12,437 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Ellen White
France Eugénie Le Sommer
(2 goals each)
2017
2019

The United States won the tournament.[3]

Contents

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. A tie in points was decided by goal differential.

VenuesEdit

Columbus Harrison Orlando
MAPFRE Stadium Red Bull Arena Orlando City Stadium
Capacity: 19,968 Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 25,500
     

TeamsEdit

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2017)
  United States
1
  Germany
2
  England
3
  France
6

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   United States (H, C) 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
2   England 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
3   France 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
4   Germany 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
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.

ResultsEdit

All times are local (UTC−5).

England  4–1  France
Report Thiney   77'
Attendance: 7,566
Referee: Christina Unkel (United States)
United States  1–0  Germany
Rapinoe   17' Report

United States  1–1  France
Pugh   35' Report Le Sommer   38'
Attendance: 25,706
Referee: Lucia Venegas (Mexico)
Germany  2–2  England
Report White   18'73'
Attendance: 7,882
Referee: Karen Abt (United States)

France  3–0  Germany
Report
Attendance: 6,525
Referee: Christina Unkel (United States)
United States  1–0  England
Bardsley   58' (o.g.) Report
Attendance: 12,351
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)

GoalscorersEdit

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

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

ReferencesEdit

  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.