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USWNT will face two top-10 teams at 2023 SheBelieves Cup

Mallory Pugh and the USWNT are awaiting their 2023 moment. (Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

The U.S. women’s national team will face off against two of the top 10 teams in the world as part of the 2023 SheBelieves Cup.

Canada (No. 6) and Brazil (No. 9) will feature in the February tournament alongside Japan, which sits just outside of the top 10 in the FIFA women’s ranking at No. 11.

USWNT maintained its hold on the No. 1 spot in the final ranking of 2022, released Friday, despite losing three straight games for the first time since 1993.

Canada features in the tournament for the second time after first appearing in 2021. Both Brazil and Japan have played in the tournament twice, with Japan’s last appearance coming in 2020 and Brazil’s in 2021.

In last year’s SheBelieves Cup, the USWNT won for the third straight time, beating out the Czech Republic, Iceland and New Zealand.

The 2023 SheBelieves Cup will be held in Orlando, Nashville and Frisco, Texas. The three-city showcase will be the first tournament of the year for the USWNT, which will make a run at a third consecutive World Cup title starting in July.

The tournament will begin on Feb. 16, with the USWNT facing off against Canada at 7 p.m. ET. Japan will play Brazil at 4 p.m. ET.

From there, the teams will play again Feb. 19 and 22.

SheBelieves Cup schedule

Thursday, Feb. 16, in Orlando:

  • Japan vs. Brazil @ 4 p.m. 
  • USWNT vs. Canada @ 7 p.m. 

Sunday, Feb. 19, in Nashville:

  • USWNT vs. Japan @ 3:30 p.m. 
  • Brazil vs. Canada @ 6:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Frisco, Texas:

  • Canada vs. Japan @ 4 p.m.
  • USWNT vs. Brazil @ 7 p.m.

All times listed in ET.