2018 Tournament of Nations

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2018 Tournament of Nations
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJuly 26 – August 2, 2018
Teams4 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (1st title)
Runners-up Australia
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Japan
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored22 (3.67 per match)
Attendance93,602 (15,600 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Alex Morgan (4 goals)
2017
2021

The 2018 Tournament of Nations was the second Tournament of Nations, an international women's football tournament, consisting of a series of friendly games. It was held in the United States, from July 26 to August 2, 2018, and featured the same four teams as the previous tournament.[1]

Format[edit]

The tournament featured the national teams of Australia, Brazil, Japan, and the hosts, the United States, competing in a round-robin format, with each team playing every other once. Three points were awarded for a win, one for a draw, and none for a loss.[1]

Country June 2018 FIFA Ranking[2] Best World Cup Finish Best Olympic Games Finish Best Tournament of Nations Finish
 Australia 8 Quarter-finals (2007, 2011, 2015) Quarter-finals (2004, 2016) Champions (2017)
 Brazil 7 Runners–up (2007) Runners–up (2004, 2008) Fourth (2017)
 Japan 6 Champions (2011) Runners–up (2012) Third (2017)
 United States 1 Champions (1991, 1999, 2015) Champions (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012) Runners-up (2017)

Venues[edit]

Three cities served as the venues for the tournament.[1]

Kansas City East Hartford Bridgeview
Children's Mercy Park Pratt & Whitney Stadium Toyota Park
Capacity: 18,467 Capacity: 40,642 Capacity: 20,000
Livestrong Sporting Park - Sporting KC v New England Revolution.jpg Rentschler Field.jpg Toyota Park, 9 March 2013.jpg

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  United States (C, H) 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 7
2  Australia 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
3  Brazil 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
4  Japan 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head; 5) FIFA Ranking
(C) Champion; (H) Host.

All times are local (CDT in Kansas City and Bridgeview, EDT in East Hartford).

Matches[edit]

Brazil 1–3 Australia
Report
Attendance: 10,307
Referee: Christina Unkel (United States)
United States 4–2 Japan
Report
Attendance: 18,467
Referee: Carol-Ann Chenard (Canada)

Japan 1–2 Brazil
Report
Attendance: 13,027
Referee: Katja Koroleva (United States)
United States 1–1 Australia
Report
Attendance: 21,570
Referee: Miriam León (El Salvador)

Australia 2–0 Japan
Report
Attendance: 11,922
Referee: Katja Koroleva (United States)
United States 4–1 Brazil
Report
Attendance: 18,309
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)


 2018 Tournament of Nations Winners 

United States
1st title

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 22 goals scored in 6 matches, for an average of 3.67 goals per match.

4 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Television coverage[edit]

All three USA games were televised domestically on FS1.

In Australia, all three games featuring the national team were televised live on Fox Sports.[3]

In Brazil, all three games featuring the national team were televised live on SporTV and online at the CBF website.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "U.S. WNT Hosts Australia, Brazil and Japan this Summer for 2018 Tournament of Nations". U.S. Soccer. 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ "FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking – Women's Ranking". FIFA. 22 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Westfield Matildas squad named for Tournament of Nations defence". Westfield Matildas. 16 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Seleção feminina estreia no Torneio das Nações com transmissão no site da CBF e SporTV" (in Portuguese). Trivela. 26 July 2018.