France hand USA worst defeat in a decade to clinch SheBelieves Cup 2017

  • FT: USA 0–3 France, Abily 8′ 62′, Le Sommer 10′.

France, ladies and gentlemen, are the 2017 SheBelieves Cup CHAMPIONS!

France bulldozed past USA to clinch the SheBelieves Cup title on Tuesday night, handing USA their worst defeat since their 4–0 loss to Brazil in the 2007 World Cup semi-finals.

Camille Abily converted from the spot to open the scoring for Les Bleues in the eighth minute after Eugénie Le Sommer was brought down in the box.

Two minutes later, Le Sommer danced past the keeper to finish off a superb solo effort and add her name on the scoreboard.

USA attempts to get back in the game were swiftly snapped when Abily finished a fine buildup to complete her brace and seal the win.

The victory extends head coach Olivier Echouafni’s unbeaten run since he took the helm in September.

Historic defeat

And with that, holders USA not only register their worst defeat since 2007 but also taste back-to-back defeats on home turf for the first time since 2000. [A moment of silence.]

They thus go from clinching the title in the inagural SheBelieves Cup in 2016 to finishing last in the 2017 edition.

Earlier, Anja Mittag scored the sole goal of the match as Germany edged England 1–0 to bag their first win of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup.

What a tournament! SheBelieves Cup 2017 is a wrap!

Final Table Standings

1. France: 7 pts, +1 GD

2. Germany: 4 pts, +0 GD

3). England: 3 pts, -1 GD

4. USA: 3pts, -3 GD

Recap Results

Day 1
England 1–2 France
USA 1–0 Germany

Day 2
France 0–0 Germany
USA 0– England

Day 3
Germany 1–0 England
USA 0–3 France


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