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2015 Algarve Cup

2015 Algarve Cup
Algarve Cup Brazil V China 4 March 2015.JPG
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal Portugal
Dates4–11 March 2015
Teams12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (10th title)
Runners-up France
Third place Germany
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored75 (3.13 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sweden Sofia Jakobsson
(4 goals)
2014
2016

The 2015 Algarve Cup was the 22nd edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place on 4–11 March.

Format

Because of the number of competitive teams this year, the format was changed. Previously Group C teams were unable to get into the final, which was played between Group A and B winners. This year however, the final was played between the two best group winners.[1]

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 determine the higher place.

Teams

The participating teams were announced on 20 October 2014.[2]

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2014)
 Germany[3]
1
 United States
2
 France[4]
3
 Japan
4
 Sweden[5]
5
 Brazil
8
 Norway
12
 China PR
13
 Denmark
16
  Switzerland[6]
19
 Iceland
20
 Portugal (hosts)
42

Match officials

The referees were announced on 20 February 2015.[7]

Referees
Assistant referees

Squads

Group stage

The groups were announced on 18 December 2014.[8][9]

All times are local (UTC±00:00).

Tie-breaking criteria

For the group stage of this tournament, where two or more teams in a group tied on an equal number of points, the finishing positions will be determined by the following tie-breaking criteria in the following order:[10]

  1. number of points obtained in the matches among the teams in question
  2. goal difference in all the group matches
  3. number of goals scored in all the group matches
  4. fair-play ranking in all the group matches
  5. FIFA ranking

Group A

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Sweden 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
 Germany 3 2 0 1 7 5 +2 6
 Brazil 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 China PR 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
Brazil 0–0 China PR
Report
Estádio Municipal, Albufeira
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
Germany 2–4 Sweden
Marozsán Goal 2'
Laudehr Goal 3'
Report Seger Goal 30'71'
Jakobsson Goal 54'84'
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Attendance: 769
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)

Germany 2–0 China PR
Mittag Goal 40'
Popp Goal 76'
Report
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Attendance: 502
Referee: Lucila Montes (Mexico)
Sweden 0–2 Brazil
Report Marta Goal 20'
Andressa Goal 68' (pen.)
Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Referee: Qin Liang (China)

Brazil 1–3 Germany
Bruna Goal 47' Report Popp Goal 39'
Šašić Goal 49'
Marozsán Goal 56'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 769
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
Sweden 3–0 China PR
Asllani Goal 4'
Schelin Goal 33' (pen.)
Jakobsson Goal 40'
Report
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: María Carvajal (Chile)

Group B

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
 Norway 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Switzerland 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
 Iceland 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
Switzerland  2–0 Iceland
Dickenmann Goal 57' (pen.)66' Report
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
Norway 1–2 United States
Hegerberg Goal 43' Report Lloyd Goal 56'62'
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Attendance: 500
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)

United States 3–0  Switzerland
Morgan Goal 55'
Rodriguez Goal 72'
Wambach Goal 81'
Report
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Attendance: 500
Norway 1–0 Iceland
Haavi Goal 9' Report
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)

United States 0–0 Iceland
Report
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Attendance: 500
Referee: Abirami Naidu (Singapore)
Norway 2–2  Switzerland
Rønning Goal 51'
Herlovsen Goal 84'
Report Kiwic Goal 61'
Humm Goal 62'
Estádio Municipal, Albufeira
Referee: Claudia Rodriguez (Uruguay)

Group C

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
 Denmark 3 1 1 1 5 7 −2 4
 Japan 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
 Portugal 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Japan 1–2 Denmark
Ando Goal 17' Report S. Nielsen Goal 2'
Rasmussen Goal 58'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 133
Referee: Claudia Rodriguez (Uruguay)
Portugal 0–1 France
Report Le Sommer Goal 64'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: María Carvajal (Chile)

Japan 3–0 Portugal
Kawamura Goal 36'
Yokoyama Goal 54'
Sugasawa Goal 79'
Report
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
France 4–1 Denmark
Le Sommer Goal 2'
Abily Goal 6'
Dali Goal 13'
Lavogez Goal 43'
Report S. Nielsen Goal 76'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 45
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Japan 1–3 France
Kawasumi Goal 43' Report Thiney Goal 52' (pen.)85'
Le Sommer Goal 70'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)
Portugal 2–2 Denmark
Silva Goal 77' (pen.)
Neto Goal 87'
Report S. Nielsen Goal 54'
Rask Goal 71'
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)

Ranking of teams for placement matches

The ranking of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th placed teams in each group to determine the placement matches:

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C  France 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9 Final
2 B  United States 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
3 A  Sweden 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6 Third-place match
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A  Germany 3 2 0 1 7 5 +2 6 Third-place match
2 B  Norway 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4 Fifth-place match
3 C  Denmark 3 1 1 1 5 7 −2 4
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A  Brazil 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 Seventh-place match
2 B   Switzerland 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
3 C  Japan 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3 Ninth-place match
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B  Iceland 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1 Ninth-place match
2 C  Portugal 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1 Eleventh-place match
3 A  China PR 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1

Placement matches

Eleventh-place match

Portugal 3–3 China PR
Rodrigues Goal 29'
Luís Goal 38'
Silva Goal 89' (pen.)
Report Xu Yanlu Goal 3'
Wang Shanshan Goal 27'
Gu Yasha Goal 69'
Penalties
8–7
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Abirami Naidu (Singapore)

Ninth-place match

Japan 2–0 Iceland
Miyama Goal 47'59' Report
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)

Seventh-place match

Brazil 4–1  Switzerland
Marta Goal 30'77'
Bia Goal 37'
Andressa Goal 82'
Report Wälti Goal 45'
Estádio Municipal, Albufeira
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Fifth-place match

Norway 5–2 Denmark
Gulbrandsen Goal 7'34'44'
Wold Goal 65'
Bjånesøy Goal 71'
Report Harder Goal 60'73'
Estádio Municipal, Albufeira
Referee: Lucila Montes (Mexico)

Third-place match

Sweden 1–2 Germany
Jakobsson Goal 64' Report Mittag Goal 3'
Popp Goal 52'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 813
Referee: Qin Liang (China)

Final

France 0–2 United States
Report Johnston Goal 7'
Press Goal 41'

Final standings

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s)  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Germany
4  Sweden
5  Norway
6  Denmark
7  Brazil
8   Switzerland
9  Japan
10  Iceland
11  Portugal
12  China PR

Goalscorers

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

References

  1. ^ "DFB-Frauen beim Algarve-Cup gegen Brasilien, China und Schweden". dfb.de. 19 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Seleções do Brasil, Suiça e França no Algarve Cup 2015". futebolfemininoportugal.com. 20 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Beginn der WM-Vorbereitung: Neid gibt der Jugend eine Chance". welt.de. 13 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Philippe Bergeroo reveals France will participate in the Algarve Cup 2015". womenssoccerunited.com. 4 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Sveriges kravlista inför fotbolls-VM 2015 i Kanada". sverigesradio.se. 16 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Die Nati wird in die Algarve befördert". frauenfussballmagazin.ch. 11 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Árbitras da Algarve Cup 2015". fpf.pt. 20 February 2015.
  8. ^ "2015 Algarve Cup to feature imbalanced groups". womens.soccerly.com. 18 December 2014.
  9. ^ Match schedule
  10. ^ Regulations

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