Founded2017; 5 years ago (2017)
AbolishedMay 6, 2021; 7 months ago (2021-05-06)
Region United States
Number of teams4
Last champion(s) United States
(1st title)
Most successful team(s) Australia
(1 title)
 United States
(1 title)

The Tournament of Nations was a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer in non-World Cup and non-Olympic years hosted by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) in several American cities.[1] The inaugural tournament was held in 2017.

The 2021 edition would have been a pre-Olympics tournament due to the rescheduling of the Tokyo Olympics.[2] On May 6, 2021, however, the USSF announced that it would no longer hold Tournament of Nations because recent changes in international windows by FIFA made a round-robin tournament unfeasible.[3]

Format

The tournament had been an invitational event, allowing four nations to compete against one another. The tournament was conducted via a round-robin system, with the nation finishing at the top of the table being declared the tournament champions.[4] The format was the same as the other women's invitational event run by the USSF, the SheBelieves Cup.[5]

Results

Year
Winner Runner-up Third place Fourth place
2017
Australia

United States

Japan

Brazil
2018
United States

Australia

Brazil

Japan

General statistics

As of August 2, 2018
Rank Team Tourn. Pld W D L GF GA Dif Win % Pts
1  Australia 2 6 5 1 0 17 5 +12 083.33 16
2  United States 2 6 4 1 1 16 8 +8 066.67 13
3  Brazil 2 6 1 1 4 9 19 −10 016.67 4
4  Japan 2 6 0 1 5 6 16 −10 000.00 1

Top goalscorers

As of August 2, 2018
Rank Name Total
1 Australia Sam Kerr 6
2 United States Alex Morgan 5
3 United States Megan Rapinoe 3
4 Australia Tameka Butt 2
Australia Lisa De Vanna
Australia Caitlin Foord
Brazil Andressa
Brazil Camila
Japan Yuka Momiki
Japan Mina Tanaka
United States Julie Ertz

See also

References

  1. ^ "Five Things To Know About the 2017 Tournament of Nations". July 20, 2017.
  2. ^ Linehan, Meg; Tenorio, Paul (February 26, 2021). "USMNT, USWNT schedules, World Cup host city process: USSF board meeting notes". The Athletic. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  3. ^ "U.S. SOCCER TO HOST THE 2021 WNT SUMMER SERIES PRESENTED BY AT&T 5G FEATURING THE USA, PORTUGAL, JAMAICA AND NIGERIA". US Soccer. May 6, 2021. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  4. ^ "Matildas stun Brazil to win Tournament of Nations with 6-1 victory". ABC News (Australia). August 4, 2017.
  5. ^ "U.S. WNT Hosts Australia, Brazil and Japan this Summer for 2018 Tournament of Nations". United States Soccer Federation. May 16, 2018.