#SHEBELIEVESCUP – The squads

It’s almost time for the third edition of the SheBelieves Cup – will we see a new winner of the competition? Hosts USA took the inaugural crown in 2016, while France, the perennial underachievers in major tournaments, topped the tree this time last year.

While Les Bleues embark upon their first tournament under the stewardship of their highly-accomplished former defender Corinne Diacre, England of course begin the Phil Neville era. The fun (we hope!) gets underway in  Columbus, Ohio, with England versus France this Thursday (March 1st), at 9pm GMT (available via the BBC red button). The U.S. take on Germany at the same venue three hours later.

At She Kicks, we are partnering with Soccer Mindset Academy to bring you various updates from the U.S. and here are the four squads for the six-day competition, starting with the holders.

 

France

France coach Corinne Diacre during the international friendly match between France and England held at Stade du Hainaut on October 20, 2017 in Valenciennes, France. Photo by Christian Liewig/ABACAPRESS.COM

 

Goalkeepers:

Karima Benameur
Sarah Bouhaddi
Solène Durand

Defenders:

Estelle Cascarino
Laura Georges
Sakina Karchaoui
Amel Majri
Griedge Mbock Bathy
Ève Périsset
Marion Torrent
Aissatou Tounkara

Midfielders:

Maéva Clemaron
Aminata Diallo
Kadidiatou Diani
Onema Grace Geyoro
Amandine Henry
Gaëtane Thiney

Forwards:

Viviane Asseyi
Valérie Gauvin
Marie-Charlotte Leger
Eugénie Le Sommer
Faustine Robert
Ouleymata Sarr

 

Germany

Germany forward Alexandra Popp celebrates after her goal in November 2017’s 4-0 friendly win over France in Bielefeld. Photo: PA Images

 

Goalkeepers:

Laura Benkarth
Carina Schlüter
Almuth Schult

Defenders:

Anna Blässe
Sara Doorsoun
Johanna Elsig
Verena Faißt
Kathrin Hendrich
Jacqueline Klasen
Leonie Maier
Babett Peter

Midfielders:

Sharon Beck
Sara Däbritz
Linda Dallmann
Lena Goeßling
Tabea Kemme
Lina Magull
Dzsenifer Marozsán

Forwards:

Svenja Huth
Mandy Islacker
Hasret Kayikci
Alexandra Popp
Lea Schüller

 

England

New England Women head coach Phil Neville. Photo: PA Images

 

Goalkeepers:

Karen Bardsley
Siobhan Chamberlain
Carly Telford

Defenders:

Anita Asante
Hannah Blundell
Millie Bright
Lucy Bronze
Gabrielle George
Alex Greenwood
Abbie McManus
Demi Stokes

Midfielders:

Isobel Christiansen
Jill Scott
Georgia Stanway
Keira Walsh
Fara Williams

Forwards:

Rachel Daly
Toni Duggan
Fran Kirby
Melissa Lawley
Nikita Parris
Jodie Taylor
Ellen White

 

United States

Alex Morgan on target for the U.S. against Canada in November 2017. Photo: The Canadian Press/Daryl Dyck

 

Goalkeepers:

Alyssa Naeher
Jane Campbell
Ashlyn Harris

Defenders:

Casey Short
Kelley O’Hara
Abby Dahlkemper
Sofia Huerta
Emily Sonnett
Tierna Davidson
Taylor Smith

Midfielders:

Andi Sullivan
Morgan Brian
Julie Ertz
Lindsey Horan
Carli Lloyd
Allie Long

Forwards:

Mallory Pugh
Lynn Williams
Alex Morgan
Megan Rapinoe
Crystal Dunn
Savannah McCaskill
Christen Press