USA, Brazil, Canada and Japan to compete at 2021 SheBelieves Cup
All Four Teams Will Be Participating in the 2021 Olympic Women’s Soccer Tournament;
All Six Matches Will be Played at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida
U.S. Soccer will host the sixth annual SheBelieves Cup, Presented by Visa, from Feb. 18-24 as three of the top teams in the world – Brazil, Canada and Japan — join the USA for the most elite four-team international tournament in women’s soccer.
The SheBelieves Cup Presented by Visa is part of U.S. Soccer’s SheBelieves initiative to inspire and empower women and girls to achieve their goals in sport and beyond.
All four teams – which are all ranked in the world’s top-10 — will be participating in the delayed 2021 Olympic Games and the USA, Brazil and Japan come into the tournament as reigning champions of their respective Confederations.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all six matches — which will be played in three doubleheaders — will be staged at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida, home to the Orlando Pride of the NWSL and Orlando City SC of MLS. With the USA’s two January games vs. Colombia also taking place at Exploria Stadium, the USWNT will play its first five matches of 2021 at the venue. Exploria hosted the first doubleheader of last year’s SheBelieves Cup on March 5.
The 2021 SheBelieves Cup kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 18 as Brazil takes on Japan (4 p.m. ET) and the USA faces Canada (7 p.m. ET on FS1 and TUDN). The tournament resumes on Sunday, Feb. 21 with the USA playing the first match of the day, against Brazil (3 p.m. ET on FS1 and TUDN), while Japan will face Canada (6 p.m. ET) in the nightcap. The tournament concludes on Wednesday, Feb. 24 with Canada meeting Brazil (4 p.m. ET) and the USA facing Japan (7 p.m. ET on FS1 and TUDN).
28 January 2021 update: SheBelieves Cup 2021
Argentina replaces Japan at 2021 SheBelieves Cup, Japan withdraws due to current status of Covid-19
US Soccer has reported that Argentina has replaced Japan in the sixth annual SheBelieves Cup, Presented by Visa, which will be staged from Feb. 18-24 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Argentina now joins host USA, Brazil and Canada.
Japan withdrew from the tournament citing the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic in their country. Argentina will slot into Japan’s schedule and the order of games and kickoff times will not change. Brazil and Canada are confirmed to participate in the tournament.
Check out the updated 2021 SheBelieves Cup schedule.
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