When are the USWNT fixtures in 2021? U.S. team match schedule

When are the USWNT fixtures in 2021? U.S. team match schedule

Here’s what you need to know about the USWNT schedule across the next year, including information on the SheBelieves Cup and the Olympic Games

The U.S. Women’s National Team are targeting gold at this summer’s Olympic Games and will hope to prepare accordingly for the tournament as international football begins in 2021.

The Summer Games, pushed back a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, carry huge significance in the women’s game, standing second-only to the Women’s World Cup.

Back in 2016, Jill Ellis’ side were eliminated in the quarter-finals by a Sweden team led by former USWNT head coach Pia Sundhage.

However, after winning their second successive World Cup title last summer, the United States, with Vlatko Andonovski in charge this time around, will be the favourites this summer as they aim for their fifth Olympic gold.

The Covid-19 pandemic cancelled a significant amount of international football in 2020, with the USWNT only returning to action at the end of the year with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in November.

It was their first outing since March last year, when they beat Japan 3-1 to clinch the 2020 SheBelieves Cup title.

The outbreak of coronavirus meant fixtures against Australia and Brazil, which were scheduled for April 10 and April 14, respectively, had to be cancelled.

However, Andonovski’s team have started 2021 positively. They won two friendlies against Colombia in January and then retained their SheBelieves Cup title a month later, beating Canada, Brazil and Argentina.

There are further international windows in April (5-13) and June (7-16) before the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament gets underway in Tokyo, Japan, on July 21. However, U.S. Soccer have not announced any more fixtures for the USWNT yet.

Andonovski’s side will learn their group stage opponents for the Olympic Games later this year, with all qualified teams not yet confirmed due to the impact of coronavirus.

The final line-up will be learned in April, with a two-legged play-off between South Korea and China to decide the final AFC spot, while Cameroon and Chile will also face off in a two-legged CAF-CONMEBOL play-off.

Following the conclusion of the Olympics Games, the USWNT will reconvene between September 13 and 21, October 18 and 26 and November 22 and December 1.

There will be no qualifying games for the 2023 Women’s World Cup to contest with for Andonovski’s team this year, as the Concacaf representatives at that tournament will be determined in 2022, via the Concacaf Women’s Championship.

When are the USWNT fixtures in 2021?

Date Match Tournament Venue
July USWNT vs TBD 2021 Olympic Games TBD
July USWNT vs TBD 2021 Olympic Games TBD
July USWNT vs TBD 2021 Olympic Games TBD

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