Day Three at the SheBelieves Cup 2018
The SheBelieves Cup 2018 concludes on Wednesday 7 March with hosts USA and England battling it out to become Champions!
The USA will head into the final match day of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup needing a victory against England with a chance to win the tournament, but it will take a victory against England on March 7 at Orlando City Stadium (7 p.m. ET on ESPNews) to do so. The USA and England are tied on points with four each (the USA beat Germany and tied France and England beat France and tied Germany), but England is ahead on the first tie-breaker, goal difference, based on its 4-1 victory against France in the tournament opener.
England needs just a tie to win its first SheBelieves Cup title while the Americans will need a victory. The USA came into its final match of the inaugural SheBelieves Cup in 2016 in the same situation, needing a victory against Germany to take the title. The USA went down 1-0 early in the game before rallying to win 2-1 and lift the trophy.
Germany and France will square off in the opening game of the final match day, kicking off at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN3. With one point each, the maximum points either can get is four, and either the USA and England will emerge with at least five, so neither France or Germany can win the tournament. If there is a winner in that game, England or Germany could still finish second, depending on the USA-England result. France and Germany met in an epic quarterfinal match at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup with Germany coming out on top in a match that saw France squander numerous chances to win the game.
With England’s rousing 4-1 win against France in the first match of the tournament, which included three goals in the first half, the Three Lionesses set a SheBelieves Cup record for most goals in a game and a half, respectively. With six goals overall through two games, England has already set a record for most goals scored in a SheBelieves Cup and has as many goals as the other three teams combined. France scored five goals in the 2017 SheBelieves Cup. Just nine goals were scored in each of the first two SheBelieves Cup games, but with 12 so far in just two games, that mark has been eclipsed.
You can follow LIVE match/goal updates from all the games on this page, which will be updated when the action starts. You can also join in with the live coverage on the official WSU Twitter accounts @WomensSoccerUtd and @WSUasa, and on the Women’s Soccer United Facebook page. Information regarding live tv broadcasts will be shared as soon as they are confirmed.
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