USA retain crown as trio hone for Tokyo

USA retain crown as trio hone for Tokyo

Women's Olympic Football Tournament

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  • USA retained SheBelieves Cup with a perfect record
  • Several new players given an opportunity during six-day tournament
  • USA, along with Brazil and Canada, are preparing for Tokyo Olympics

For the fourth time in six iterations of the SheBelieves Cup, USA ended at the summit of the four-nation tournament on Wednesday. And for the third time, the hosts of this annual event did so with a perfect record.

Not that the world champions had it all their own way, having been pushed hard in matches against second-placed Brazil and, in particular, Canada, as all three build towards July’s Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020. Argentina - who replaced Japan a month ago in the Orlando-based tournament - had a tougher time, but they will have greatly benefitted from the chance to tackle three top-ten opponents.

2021 SheBelieves Cup results

  • Brazil 4-1 Argentina
  • USA 1-0 Canada
  • USA 2-0 Brazil
  • Argentina 0-1 Canada
  • Canada 0-2 Brazil
  • USA 6-0 Argentina