USWNT announces three-game slate for SheBelieves Cup in February
Staff, 2022-12-09 15:02:03,
College Football & Soccer Analyst
The United States women’s national team will play Brazil, Canada and Japan in the annual SheBelieves Cup this February, U.S. Soccer announced Friday.
The four-team tournament will take place across three different cities from Feb. 16-22 as the USWNT continues its preparation for next summer’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
The top-ranked Americans, who are favorites to win their third consecutive World Cup, will face Canada on Feb. 16 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla. (7 p.m. ET); Japan on Feb. 19 at GEODIS Park in Nashville, Tennessee (3:30 p.m. ET); and end with Brazil on Feb. 22 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas (7 p.m. ET). Broadcast information is not yet available.
U.S. Soccer previously announced two friendlies in New Zealand against the World Cup co-hosts in January. Those matches will take place Jan. 17 at Sky Stadium in Wellington and Jan. 20 at Eden Park in Auckland — two stadiums the USWNT will play during the group stage of the tournament.
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“The first five games of the 2023 schedule will be against teams playing in the World Cup, and we expect to confirm a few more matches against top opponents before we go to New Zealand next summer,” USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski said. “We love the SheBelieves Cup for the world-class competition it brings, the format that helps replicate group play at a World Cup and the overall…
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