the 2021 shebelieves cup, presented by visa, resumes on sunday when the united states. The women’s team faces Brazil at 3 p.m. et in the exploria stage of orlando (fs1 and tudn). With both nations winning their first match of the tournament on Thursday, Sunday’s match between the familiar foes has major implications for the Shebelieves Cup title. Here are five things you should know about Brazil.
brazil returns to the shebelieves cup
Brazil women’s national team list by position:
defenders (8): 2-kathellen (inter milan, ita), 3-bruna (international), 4-rafaelle (changchun dazhong, chn), 6-tamires (corinthians), 18 -camila (palmeiras), 20-gio (fc barcelona, esp), 21-tainara (palmeiras), 23-jucinara (levante ud, esp)
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midfielders (7):5-geyse (real madrid, esp), 7-andressa (as roma, ita), 8-ivana (manchester united, eng), 13-júlia (avaí kindermann fc), 14-adriana (corinthians), 15-chú (palmeiras), 17-andressinha (corinthians) forwards (5):9-debinha (nc courage, usa), 10-marta ( orlando pride, usa), 11-cristiane (santos fc), 16-beatriz (wuhan xinjiyuan, chn), 19-ludmila (atlético de madrid, esp)
got off to a good start in orlando
Brazil defeated its regional rival Argentina, 4-1 to open the 2021 Shebelieves Cup on January 1. 18 in a match that featured a first-half penalty from Marta, who was playing at her club’s stadium. Midfielder Adriana fouled inside the penalty area in the 28th minute and Marta coolly converted the ensuing penalty kick in the 30th minute to give Brazil a 1-0 lead. it was her 108th career international goal. Brazil doubled their lead in the 47th minute when Debinha scored his 30th international goal. Just seven minutes later, Debinha played provider, sending a nifty pass to Adriana that allowed her to get behind the Argentine defense for the midfielder’s second goal in 25 games for Brazil.
argentina recovered a goal in the 60th minute when mariana larroquette, who plays in the nwsl with kansas city, scored a fantastic header, but brazil regained their three-goal lead in the 82nd minute when second-half substitutes combined to Create a score as Cristiane assisted Geyse’s 17th international goal. Victory came in Brazil’s first match of 2021. Brazil returned to the field in late November and early December 2020 for two matches against Ecuador, 6-0 and 8-0 wins in Sao Paulo.
sundhage returns to the bench
usa fans uu. for a long time. the women’s national team will be all too familiar with the face on the opposite wing on sunday, with former uswnt head coach pia sundhage now as brazil head coach. This will be the first time Brazil has faced the United States with Sundhage in the lead. Sundhage took over in June 2019 and has managed Brazil in 12 games so far, winning eight, drawing three and losing just one, reaching France 1-0.
sundhage was extremely popular with the players and fans when he coached the usa. uu. From 2008 to 2012, she won two Olympic gold medals and reached the final of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. uu. She went 91-6-10 and is one of only four head coaches to have coached more than 100 games for the Uswnt. while the last sundhage match with the us. uu. came in september 2012, five of the 23 players on the current usa shebelieves cup roster. uu. They played for Sundhage, as did current USWNT General Manager Kate Markgraf: Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Kelley O’Hara, Megan. Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn. In fact, Sundhage’s first match with the United States was also Sauerbrunn’s first international match in January. 16, 2008. Morgan and O’Hara also won their first matches under Sundhage. Christen Press was an alternate on the 2012 Olympic team with Sundhage, but did not receive a cap until the following year with Tom Sermanni.
inside the series
Sunday’s game will be the 38th game of all time between the United States and Brazil, in a series that dates back to 1986 when the teams met in the eighth game played by the United States. women, united states win 2-1 in italy. the United States. they lead the overall series 29-3-5 and are 6-1-2 in the nine meetings between the teams since the start of 2012. the most recent meeting between the nations came in the 2019 shebelieves cup, a win by 1-0 which featured a world class winner from Tobin Heath.
visa shebelieves mvp of the featured cup: marta
one of the best players of all time in the world, marta is a six-time fifa player of the year and won the award five years in a row between 2006 and 2010. she is brazil’s all-time top scorer with 108 goals in 151 games and in 2019 became the first player, male or female, to score in five FIFA World Cup tournaments. She has also competed in four Olympics and has two silver medals, finishing runner-up to the United States in both 2004 and 2008. Marta has 23 career goals in the NWSL, where she is entering her fifth year with the pride of Orlando. .
Fans will have the opportunity to vote for the 2021 visa shebelieves cup mvp award winner, using an online ballot to select from a list of finalists chosen by the committee. the fan vote will go into the overall determination of the shebelieves cup mvp visa, which is being awarded for the second year in a row.