Women’s Internationals Round-up: USA win SheBelieves Cup

United States forward Alex Morgan (C) raises the SheBelieves Cup
Alex Morgan raises the SheBelieves Cup trophy for the United States. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

USA won the SheBelieves Cup, Finland the Cyprus Women’s Cup and Australia lifted the FFA Cup of Nations.

USA beat Brazil 2-1 to secure the SheBelieves Cup with a third straight victory. Alex Morgan netted on half-time,
Morgan Swanson doubled the lead before Ludmila got a late consolation.

Japan finished second with a 3-0 defeat of Canada, goals coming from Kiko Seike, Manchester City’s Yui Hasegawa (penalty) and Jun Endo.

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Australia players celebrate winning the Cup of Nations. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Australia were presented with the FFA Cup of Nations after finishing the tournament with a 3-0 defeat of Jamaica. Katrina-Lee Gorry’s first-half goal was added to by Alexandra Chidiac and Arsenal’s Caitlin Foord.

Spain were 3-0 winners over Czech Republic, Esther González at the double, Athenea del Castillo converting a penalty, while the Czechs had Aneta Dědinová sent off in stoppage time.

2023 Cup of Nations womens football match between Spain and the Czech Republic
Czech Republic’s Aneta Dedinova (top R) heads the ball against Spain. (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland had a goalless draw with China, played at Algeciras in Southern Spain. Louise Quinn headed against the crossbar for the Irish, who had a goal disallowed for an apparent foul.

Finland topped the Cyprus Women’s Cup table, finishing with a 4-0 defeat of Romania, one goal each for Jutta Rantala, Heidi Kollanen, Nora Heroum and Sanni Franssi. Croatia defeated Hungary with an Ivana Rudelić effort to take the runners-up spot.

Argentina repeated their earlier victory over New Zealand, Mariana Larroquette with the only goal.

Other results:

Benin 1-3 Togo
Taiwan 5-0 Papua New Guinea
Lebanon 1-2 Egypt
Saudi Arabia 1-1 Indonesia

Panama complete line up for FIFA Women’s World Cup

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