Tournament of Nations
Founded2017; 4 years ago (2017)
Region United States
Number of teams4
Current champions United States
(1st title)
Most successful team(s) Australia
(1 title)
 United States
(1 title)
2021 Tournament of Nations

The Tournament of Nations is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) in several American cities. The inaugural tournament was held in 2017.[1] Although the USSF originally indicated that it will only hold the Tournament of Nations in non-World Cup and non-Olympic years,[2] the 2021 edition will be a pre-Olympics tournament.[3] Starting in 2021 Volkswagen will become the title sponsor for the Tournament of Nations.[4]

History

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Format

Since 2017 the tournament has been an invitational event, allowing four nations to compete against one another. The tournament is conducted via a round-robin system, with the nation finishing at the top of the table being declared the tournament champions.[5] The format is the same as the other women's invitational event run by the USSF, the SheBelieves Cup.[6]

Results

Year
Winner Runner-up Third place Fourth place
2017
Australia

United States

Japan

Brazil
2018
United States

Australia

Brazil

Japan
2021

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. ^ "Tournament of Nations 2017". Women's Soccer News. June 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Five Things To Know About the 2017 Tournament of Nations". July 20, 2017.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2019/01/14/15/16/20190114-new-us-soccer-volkswagen-partnership-is-major-step-in-continuing-to-drive-the-game-forward
  5. ^ "Matildas stun Brazil to win Tournament of Nations with 6-1 victory". ABC News (Australia). August 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. WNT Hosts Australia, Brazil and Japan this Summer for 2018 Tournament of Nations". United States Soccer Federation. May 16, 2018.