What is the SheBelieves Cup?
The SheBelieves movement is a campaign that aims to inspire and encourage girls and young women to follow their dreams and accomplish their goals whether it be in sports or not. The campaign was created and developed by the U.S. Women's National Team players before the 2015 Women's World Cup and has grown into a bond between the team and fans. The SheBelieves Cup was founded in 2016 and showcases four of the world's most rated national teams every year in the U.S. in order to shine the spotlight on role models and exhibit their accomplishments both on and off the field.
Who are the SheBelieves Cup winners in history?
SheBelieves Cup 2016 - United States
The host nation did not fail to win the first edition of the SheBelieves Cup hosted in Boca Raton, Nashville, and Tampa. The USWNT came on top by defeating England, France and Germany, all by minimal difference. Striker Alex Morgan scored the most goals with two.
SheBelieves Cup 2017 - France
The French lifted the second edition of the cup in 2017 hosted in Chester, Harrison, and Washington D.C. Les Bleues defeated England, then drew Germany and demolished the U.S. 3-0 to win the tournament. France's Camille Abily was the top scorer of the competition with two goals.
SheBelieves Cup 2018 - United States
The USWNT came back strong after finishing dead last the prior year. This time, the cities that hosted the competition were Columbus, Ohio, Harrison, and Orlando. The Americans won it despite only scoring three goals in three matches against England, France and Germany. Two wins and one draw were enough to coronate Team USA. England's Ellen White and France's Eugenie Le Sommer were the top scorers each tallying two goals.
SheBelieves Cup 2019 - England
England became the third nation to win the SheBelieves Cup in 2019. The cup was hosted in Chester, Nashville, and Tampa. The Lionesses defeated Brazil and Japan before an exciting 2-2 draw with the USWNT was enough to be declared champions. This time around, the competition had four players tied for top goalscorer with two goals – Beth Mead from England, Meagan Rapinoe and Tobin Heath from the U.S., and Yuka Momiki from Japan.
What teams are participating in the 2020 SheBelieves Cup?
England - FIFA Ranking: 6th
The titleholders are back in this mini "friendly" tournament for a fourth consecutive year after a fourth-place finish in France 2019. Under Phil Neville, the Lionesses have played some quality football. With the likes of Ellen White, Lucy Bronze, Jill Scott, Nikita Parris and Steph Houghton, amongst others, they can be volatile against any opponent. As of late, England hasn't performed to its full potential losing friendlies to Brazil, Germany and Norway. This group of Englishwomen will look to use this tournament as a means to get back on track for Tokyo 2020.
Japan - FIFA Ranking: 10th
Japan will participate in the SheBelieves Cup once more and will look to better its third-place finish. The Nadeshiko reached the Women's World Cup finals in 2011 and 2015 but was cut short in 2019 by the Netherlands. Nevertheless, the Japanese are ready for the tournament after defeating Asian neighboring nations China Taipei, China and South Korea. Japan will use the SheBelieves Cup as preparation for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Spain - FIFA Ranking: 13th
Spain becomes the sixth nation to feature in a SheBelieves Cup and the first in tournament history to be placed outside of the top 10 in FIFA Rankings. La Roja had a fantastic display in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France last summer and will take on this opportunity to compete against some of the best nations in the world. After losing to the USWNT on the Round of 16, the Spaniards proceeded to lose a friendly to France, 2-0. Nonetheless, Spain is currently spearheading its UEFA Women's Championship group.
USWNT - FIFA Ranking: 1st
The United States Women's National Team has entered each of the SheBelieves Cups as number one in the world and they do so again this year. This will be an opportunity for Vlatko Andonovski, who guided the U.S. to victory at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament, to make final decisions as to which players to pick or omit from his 2020 Olympic Women's Soccer roster.
What is the SheBelieves schedule?
Mar. 5 – 4:15 p.m. ET – Spain vs. Japan – Exploria Stadium – Orlando, Fl.
Mar. 5 – 7:00 p.m. ET – USA vs. England – Exploria Stadium – Orlando, Fl.
Mar. 8 – 2:15 p.m. ET – Japan vs. England – Red bull Arena – Harrison, N.J.
Mar. 8 – 5:00 p.m. ET – USA vs. Spain – Red Bulls Arena – Harrison, N.J.
Mar. 11 – 4:15 p.m. ET – England vs. Spain – Toyota Stadium – Frisco, Tx.
Mar. 11 – 7:00 p.m. ET – USA vs. Japan – Toyota Stadium – Frisco, Tx.
How and when can I buy 2020 SheBelieves Cup tickets?
Tickets went on sale for all events on Friday, January 17 at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com. Tickets are valid for both matches of the doubleheader on the date purchased.
SheBelieves Cup VIP Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a tournament t-shirt, parking pass, VIP access to the field before the match, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.
What are the 2020 SheBelieves Cup broadcasting channels?
TV: For soccer fans in the USA, ESPN USA has the broadcasting rights of English language. ESPN2 will televise the first match vs. England. You will have to turn to ESPN to watch the second match vs. Spain. And the third match vs. Japan will be broadcasted on ESPNEWS.
TUDN USA has the broadcasting rights of Spanish language in the United States.
Online: ESPN App will stream the matches in English language. TUDN en Vivo will stream the matches in Spanish. Fubo will have streams available in either (English/Spanish) language.
TV: The ever-reliable BBC will provide coverage of every England game as it has the broadcasting rights in the UK.
Online: Per usual, if the BBC has the broadcasting rights, then BBC iplayer and BBC Red Button are your options for streaming the matches online and web.
TV: Japanese football fans will have to tune in to NHK BS 1, a satellite TV channel, to watch all three Team Japan matches in Japan.
TV: Spanish football fans can watch Spain's three matches through Teledeporte, a Spanish broadcaster.
Online: You can also stream the game via fuboTV España.
USA vs England Broadcast Information
Stadium: Exploria Stadium
United States: fuboTV, ESPN App, TUDN USA, ESPN2, TUDN en Vivo
Japan vs England Broadcast Information
Stadium: Red Bull Arena
United States: ESPN3, ESPN App
USA vs Spain Broadcast Information
Stadium: Red Bull Arena
United Kingdom: BBC Sport Live
United States: TUDN USA, fuboTV, TUDN en Vivo, ESPN App, ESPN
England vs Spain Broadcast Information
Stadium: Toyota Stadium
United States: ESPN3, ESPN App
USA vs Japan Broadcast Information
Stadium: Toyota Stadium
United States: fuboTV, TUDN en Vivo, ESPN App, TUDN USA, ESPNEWS
Where can I watch USWNT's 2020 SheBelieves Cup matches?
You can watch the USWNT take on England on March 5 at 7 p.m. through ESPN 2, TUND. You can watch the USWNT's fixture against Spain on March 8 at 5 p.m. ET through ESPN, TUDN. Lastly, you can watch the USWNT take on Japan on March 11 at 7 p.m. CT through ESPNwes, TUDN.
USWNT 2020 SheBelieves Cup roster
Goalkeepers (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC, 3), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride, 25), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars, 61)
Defenders (8): Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage, 58), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars, 25), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage, 101), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride, 107), Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals FC, 129), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC, 174), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars, 31), Emily Sonnett (Orlando Pride, 44)
Midfielders (5): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars, 99), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC, 83), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit, 42), Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage, 64), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit, 16)
Forwards (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC, 165), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC, 291), Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage, 17), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 134), Mallory Pugh (Sky Blue FC, 62), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC, 165), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage, 25)
Manager: Vlatko Andonovski
England Women's 2020 SheBelieves Cup roster
Goalkeepers (3): Sandy MacIver (Everton; 0 caps), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City; Caps 4), Carly Telford (Chelsea; 24 caps)
Defenders (9): Millie Bright (Chelsea; 34 caps), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash; 33 caps), Grace Fisk (West Ham; 0 caps), Alex Greenwood (Lyon; 44 caps), Steph Houghton (Manchester City; 117 caps), Abbie McManus (Manchester United; 17 caps), Demi Stokes (Manchester City; 57 caps), Leah Williamson (Arsenal; 14 caps)
Midfielders (5): Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal; 60 caps), Jill Scott (Manchester City; 146 caps), Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City; 15 caps), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City; 16 caps), Keira Walsh (Manchester City; 26 caps),
Forwards (6): Alessia Russo (UNC; 0 caps), Toni Duggan (Atletico Madrid; 76 caps), Beth England (Chelsea; 5 caps), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City; 3 caps), Chloe Kelly (Everton; 1 cap), Nikita Parris (Lyon, 47 caps), Ellen White (Manchester City; 89 caps)
Manager: Phil Neville
Japan Women's 2020 SheBelieves Cup roster
Goalkeepers (3): Sakiko Ikeda (Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies), Ayaka Yamashita (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza, Chika Hirao (Albirex Niigata Ladies)
Defenders (7): Saki Kumagai (Olympique Lyonnais, note: she will arrive in March 2), Arisa Matsubara (Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara), Shiori Miyake (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Mayo Doko (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), Risa Shimizu (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), Asato Miyagawa (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), Moeka Monami (Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies)
Midfielders (7): Emi Nakajima (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Hikaru Naomoto (Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies), Yuka Momiki (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), Yui Hasegawa (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), Hina Sugita (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Narumi Miura (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), Jun Endo (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza)
Forwards (6): Yuika Sugasawa (Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies), Mana Iwabuchi (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Mina Tanaka (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Mami Ueno (Ehime FC Ladies), Mayu Ikejiri (Mynavi Vegalta Sendai Ladies), Rikako Kobayashi (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza)
Manager: Asako Takakura
Spain Women's 2020 SheBelieves Cup roster
Goalkeepers (3): Lola Gallardo (Atletico de Madrid, 30 caps), Sandra Paños (Barcelona, 5 caps), Mariasun "Sun" Quiñones (Real Sociedad, 7)
Defenders (8): Ivana Andrés (Valencia, 2 caps), Ona Battler (Levante, 3 caps), Marta Corredera (Levante, 28 caps), "Mapi" León (Barcelona, 32 caps), Leila Ouahabi (Barcelona, caps 8), Irene Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain, 37 caps), Andrea Pereira (Barcelona, 4 caps), Ainhoa Vicente (Athletic Club Bilbao, 0 caps)
Midfielders (6): Aitana Bonmatí (Barcelona, 6 caps), Patri Guijarro (Barcelona, 8 caps), Alexia Putellas (Barcelona, 50 caps), Amanda Sanpedro (Atletico de Madrid, 51 caps), Ángela Sosa (Atletico de Madrid, 3 caps), Virginia Torrecilla (Atletico de Madrid, 65 caps)
Forwards (6): Mariona Caldentey (Barcelona, 54 caps), Marta Cardona (Real Sociedad, 2 caps), Lucia García (Athletic Club Bilbao, 18 caps), Nahikari García (Athletic Club Bilbao, 14 caps), Sheila García (Rayo Vallecano, 1 cap), Jennifer Hermoso (Barcelona, 73 caps)
Manager: Jorge Vilda