2017 SheBelieves Cup

The 2017 SheBelieves Cup was the second edition of the SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held in the United States. It took place between March 1 and 7, 2017.[1]

2017 SheBelieves Cup
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesMarch 1–7
Teams4 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France (1st title)
Runners-up Germany
Third place England
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored9 (1.5 per match)
Attendance93,072 (15,512 per match)
Top scorer(s) Camille Abily (2 goals)

The four teams were ranked No. 1, 2, 3 and 5 in the FIFA Women's World rankings, thus making the tournament the most important friendly Cup of the year. The Algarve Cup ran in parallel as well as the Cyprus Cup. France won the tournament for the first time, winning two and drawing one of their games in the process.

Teams

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2016)[2]
 United States
1
 Germany
2
 France
3
 England
5

Format

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.

Venues

Chester Harrison Washington, D.C.
Talen Energy Stadium Red Bull Arena Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Capacity: 18,500 Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 45,596

Standings

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

Results

All times are local (UTC−5).

England 1–2 France
Nobbs  32' Report Delie  80'
Renard  90+5'
United States 1–0 Germany
Williams  56' Report
Attendance: 16,318
Referee: Carol Chenard (Canada)

France 0–0 Germany
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Karen Abt (United States)
United States 0–1 England
Report White  89'
Attendance: 26,500
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)

Germany 1–0 England
Mittag  44' Report
United States 0–3 France
Report Abily  8' (pen.), 63'
Le Sommer  10'

Final standings

Rank Team
 France
 Germany
 England
4 United States

Goalscorers

2 goals
1 goal

References

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