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2006 Algarve Cup

2006 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
CityAlgarve
Dates9–15 March
Teams11 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
Champions Germany (1st title)
Runners-up United States
Third place Sweden
Fourth place France
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored55 (2.75 per match)
2005
2007

The 2006 Algarve Cup is the 13th edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place 9–15 March 2006. Eleven teams participated in this edition of the Algarve Cup. Germany won the tournament defeating the USA, 4–3, in the final-game. Sweden ended up third defeating France, 1–0, in the third-prize game.[1]

Format

The eleven teams are split into three groups that played a round-robin group stage, with 4 teams each in Group A and Group B, and 3 teams in Group C.

The format for this edition of the Algarve Cup is as follows: Groups A and B, containing the strongest ranked teams, are the only ones in contention to win the title. The group A and B winners contest the final – to win the Algarve Cup. The runners-up play for third place, and those that finish third in the groups play for fifth place. The teams in Group C played for places 7–12. The winner of Group C played the team that finished fourth in Group A or B (whichever has the better record) for seventh place. The Group C runner-up played the team who finishes last in Group A or B (with the worse record) for ninth place. The team that finished last in Group C does not participate in the play-off stage.

Points awarded in the group stage followed the standard formula of three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss. In the case of two teams being tied on the same amount of points in a group, their head-to-head result determined the higher place.

Teams

The twelve invited teams were:

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2005)
 Germany
1
 United States
2
 Norway
3
 Sweden
5
 France
7
 Denmark
8
 China PR
9
 Finland
16
 Mexico
26
 Republic of Ireland
32
 Portugal (hosts)
40
  • Northern Ireland (77) was scheduled to be the fourth participant in Group C, but they withdrew and were replaced by Slovakia (43), who also withdrew.

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Germany 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9
 Sweden 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Norway 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
 Finland 3 0 1 2 1 9 −8 1


Germany 5–0 Finland
Pohlers Goal 59'
Prinz Goal 63'
Garefrekes Goal 71'
Behringer Goal 80'
Fuss Goal 85'
Loulé


Norway 0–0 Sweden
Loulé


Sweden 0–3 Germany
Prinz Goal 29'
Behringer Goal 44'
Wimbersky Goal 58'
Loulé


Finland 0–0 Norway
Alvor


Sweden 4–1 Finland
Svensson Goal 26', Goal 52', Goal 85'
Mostrom Goal 68'
Valkonen Goal 85'
Lagos


Germany 1–0 Norway
Wimbersky Goal 93'
Faro-Loulé

Group B

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 7
 France 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4
 China PR 3 1 1 1 6 1 +5 4
 Denmark 3 0 1 2 2 13 −11 1
  • France takes 2nd place in Group B via head-to-head result against China


China PR 0–0 United States
Report
Faro


Denmark 2–2 France
Nielsen Goal 31'
Sørensen Goal 50'
Coquet Goal 18'
Tonazzi Goal 26'
Faro
France 1–0 China PR
Bussaglia Goal 2'
Faro


Denmark 0–5 United States
Report Wambach Goal 16'
O'Reilly Goal 29', Goal 31'
Lilly Goal 42'
Kai Goal 72'
Faro


United States 4–1 France
Lilly Goal 1'
Wagner Goal 49'
Tarpley Goal 50'
Kai Goal 76'
Report Lattaf Goal 64'
Faro-Loulé


Denmark 0–6 China PR
Duan Goal 20' (34)41'
Yue Goal 28' (52)
Xiaoyan Goal 66'
Lagos

Group C

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Mexico 2 1 1 0 6 0 +6 4
 Republic of Ireland 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 4
 Portugal 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 0
Portugal 0–1 Republic of Ireland
Report Laura Hislop Goal 29'
Alvor
Republic of Ireland 0–0 Mexico
Vila Real de Santo Antonio
Portugal 0–6 Mexico
Report Castelan Goal 4', Goal 23'
Soto Goal 30'
González Goal 35'
Costa Goal 42'
Maradiaga Goal 77'
Silves

Placement play-offs

Ninth place match

Denmark 4–0 Republic of Ireland


Seventh place match

Finland 4–3 Mexico


Fifth place match

Norway 1–0 China PR
Ronning Goal


Third place match

Sweden 1–0 France
Schelin Goal

Final

Germany 0–0 United States
Report
Penalties
Behringer Penalty scored
Pohlers Penalty scored
Prinz Penalty missed
Okoyino Da Mbabi Penalty scored
Wimbersky Penalty scored
4–3 Wagner Penalty scored
Boxx Penalty missed
Whitehill Penalty scored
Wambach Penalty missed
Lilly Penalty scored
Estádio do Algarve, Faro-Loulé



 2006 Algarve Cup 

Germany
First title

Final standings

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s)  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Sweden
4  France
5  Norway
6  China PR
7  Finland
8  Mexico
9  Denmark
10  Republic of Ireland
11  Portugal

References

  1. ^ Dirk Hinrichs (15 March 2006). "Germany beats US women 4–3 on penalties". USA Today. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

External links

[www.thefinalball.com]