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ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 9, 2022) – Exploria Stadium is set to host a pair of matches for the eighth annual SheBelieves Cup, presented by Visa® on Thursday, Feb. 16, with Japan set to face Brazil at 4 p.m. ET, followed by the United States and Canada at 7 p.m. ET. The tournament is set to run from Feb. 16-22, with the matches in downtown Orlando serving as the first of the competition.

All four nations participating in this year’s tournament are set to take part in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup next summer and all four are ranked in the top 11 in the world with the USA at No. 1, Canada at No. 6, Brazil at No. 9 and Japan at No. 11.

Orlando Pride and Orlando City will receive exclusive pre-sale access to tickets starting at 11 a.m. ET on Dec. 16, running through 9 a.m. ET on Dec. 20. Fans can inquire about 2023 Season Ticket Memberships for Pride at the link here and City at the link here

General public on sale will begin on Dec. 20 via ussoccer.com. 

The SheBelieves Cup is part of U.S. Soccer’s SheBelieves initiative to inspire and empower women and girls to achieve their goals in sport and beyond.

The USA, perennial South American and Asian powers Brazil and Japan, and the reigning Olympic gold medalists in Canada, will use this tournament as important World Cup preparation just five months before the competition kicks off in Australia and New Zealand.

The 2023-edition of SheBelieves will mark the fourth time the competition will be played in the downtown Orlando venue. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the entirety of 2021 SheBelieves Cup was held at one stadium — Exploria Stadium —, with previous stops in 2018 and 2020. For its 2023 edition, the tournament will return to its traditional three-venue format with matches played at Exploria Stadium, GEODIS Park in Nashville, Tenn. and Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. U.S. head coach Vlatko Andonovski will name a 23-player roster for the tournament.

The matches of the 2023 SheBelieves Cup will be the first domestic games of the World Cup year for the USWNT, which will play two games in and against New Zealand in January.

The six-game tournament was first played in 2016. The USA won the inaugural edition and France took top honors in 2017. The USA won again in 2018, and England finished first in 2019, but the USA returned to the top of the podium in 2020, the first title for Andonovski, and took top honors in both 2021 and 2022.