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USA defends Shebelieves Cup

USA defends Shebelieves Cup

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Record World Champion with Crazy Series

The U.S. women's soccer team beat Canada in the final of the SheBelieves Cup to win the tournament for the second time in a row.

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Soccer's world champions, the United States, defeated Canada in the final of the SheBelieves Cup to win the invitational tournament for the fifth time in a row. Columbus won the final 5–4 on penalties in Ohio. After 90 minutes the score was 2:2 (0:1).

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Adriana Lyon (40th) put Canada ahead before Sophia Smith (50/68) turned the game around for the USA. Four minutes before the end of regular time, Lyon saved his team by converting a penalty from the penalty shootout.

SheBelieves Cup: Brazil with Marta in third place

In the “minor final”, Brazil, with World Cup record goalscorer Marta in the starting line-up, beat Japan 3-0 on penalties to finish third, just like last year. After regular time the score was 1:1. Mina Tanaka (35th) gave the Asian side the lead and a missed penalty (64th) made it 2-0. Christian equalized (71').