Seven NWSL players are on the 23-woman roster for Brazil at this year’s Tournament of Nations, which will also feature the United States, Japan and Australia. Brazil will play their first game vs. Australia on Thursday in Kansas City, Missouri.
Four members of the Orlando Pride lead the way: Marta, Camila, Monica and Poliana. They are joined by Thaisa (Sky Blue FC), Debinha (North Carolina Courage) and Andressinha (Portland Thorns FC). (View the full roster)
Camila returns to the roster for Brazil for the first time since tearing her ACL at the end of the regular season last year. She has appeared in four games so far this season for the Pride since making her season debut on July 7.
Australia, Brazil and Japan have all qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The United States will take part in Concacaf’s qualifying tournament in October. All four teams are currently ranked in the top eight teams in the world: United States (No. 1), Japan (No. 6), Brazil (No. 7) and Australia (No. 8).
The Tournament of Nations will only take place in years that don’t have a Women’s World Cup or Olympic tournament — so this will be the last tournament until 2021.
Full Tournament of Nations schedule and broadcast info, if available:
Thursday, July 26
Children’s Mercy Park
Kansas City, Kansas
Brazil vs. Australia | 4:15 p.m. ET
USA vs. Japan | 7 p.m. ET | FS1
Sunday, July 29
Pratt & Whitney Stadium
East Hartford, Connecticut
Japan vs. Brazil | 4:15 p.m. ET
USA vs. Australia | 7 p.m. ET | FS1
Thursday, August 2
Australia vs. Japan | 5:45 p.m. ET
USA vs. Brazil | 8:30 p.m. ET | FS1