Xi National Belief Tournament – Women’s National Team will face USA, Japan and Canada in sports

Xi National Belief Tournament - Women's National Team will face USA, Japan and Canada in sports

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Brazilian women’s soccer team will participate in the sixth edition of the Xi Belives tournament, with an eye on preparations for the Olympic Games. Brazil is a guest of the competition which will feature teams from Japan, Canada and the host, the United States. The pair will play between 15 February and 24 February in Orlando (USA), the FIFA date period. Four teams in the top ten in the FIFA rankings will compete in the Tokyo Olympics in July this year.

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Brazil start in the Shea Bellis tournament against Japan on February 18 at 6 pm (Brasilia time). In the second round, the team will face the defending world champions, United States of America, on February 21 at 5 pm. Canariho will cease his participation in the tournament against Canada on February 24 with a scheduled duel at 6 pm. All games will be played at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando (USA).

As coach of the women’s team, Pia Sundage led Brazil in two doubles against Canada. On the first occasion, in the International Tournament of China, the Brazilian team won 4 to 0. 5, in the second match, in the tournament of France, they drew 2 to 2. Both teams shared the 8th place in the FIFA National Team ranking.

In February 2019, the final meeting between Brazil and the United States (1) took place in the Xi and Billys tournament. On this occasion, the Brazilian team lost to the host team by 1 to 0. In the same edition, Brazil faced Japan (10th), and lost by a score of 3 to 1.

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