|Red Bull Arena. Photo by Jason Schott.|
U.S. Soccer will host the third annual SheBelieves Cup from March 1-7 as the USA hosts three of the world top teams in the most elite four-team women's international tournament of the year.
Red Bull Arena will host a doubleheader on March 4, with the Top-Ranked U.S. Women's National Team taking on France, and Germany taking on England.
Second-ranked Germany, third-ranked England and sixth-ranked France will once again join the USA in a tournament that features international women's soccer powers and dozens of the world's best players in the six-game competition. The USA won the inaugural edition in 2016 while France won the 2017 tournament. As in the first two editions, the 2018 tournament will feature the four teams participating in three doubleheader events at three different venues over a seven-day period.
As usual for this tournament, all six games promise to be highly entertaining and competitive match-ups. The SheBelieves Cup kicks off with England opening against France on Thursday, March 1 at MAPFRE Stadium (4 p.m. ET), followed by the USA against Germany (7 p.m. ET on ESPN2) in a battle of the defending World Cup and Olympic champions. All the teams will then travel to New Jersey and Red Bull Arena where the USA will play the first match of the day on Sunday, March 4, taking on France (12 p.m. ET on ESPN2) followed by Germany vs. England (3 p.m. ET). The tournament will finish on Wednesday, March 7, at Orlando City Stadium as France takes on Germany (4 p.m. ET) followed by the tournament finale featuring the USA's first visit to the home of the NWSL's Orlando Pride to take on England (7 p.m. ET on ESPNews).
The winner of the tournament will be based on total points (three for a win, one for a tie), with the first tie-breaker being overall goal difference, followed by most total tournament goals scored, then head-to-head result and lastly, FIFA Ranking if necessary.
2018 SHEBELIEVES CUP SCHEDULE
Date - Matches - Stadium -City - Kickoff -TV
March 1 - England vs. France - MAPFRE Stadium - Columbus, Ohio - 4 p.m. ET
March 1 - USA vs. Germany - MAPFRE Stadium - Columbus, Ohio - 7 p.m. ET - ESPN2
March 4 - USA vs. France - Red Bull Arena - Harrison, N.J. -12 p.m. ET - ESPN2
March 4 - Germany vs. England - Red Bull Arena -Harrison, N.J. - 3 p.m. ET
March 7 - France vs. Germany - Orlando City Stadium - Orlando, Fla. - 4 p.m. ET
March 7 - USA vs. England - Orlando City Stadium - Orlando, Fla. - 7 p.m. ET - ESPNews
Tickets for all three doubleheaders go on sale to the public Thursday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before the game, and other unique benefits) will be available only for the March 4 event at Red Bull Arena exclusively through ussoccer.com.
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