1994 Algarve Cup

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1994 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Teams6 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)7
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Norway.svg  Norway (1st title)
Runners-upFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Third placeFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played9
Goals scored27 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Norway.svg Ann Kristin Aarønes
(5 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of Norway.svg Ann Kristin Aarønes
1995

The 1994 Algarve Cup was the inaugural edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 16 and 20 March 1994 in Portugal with Norway winning the event, defeating the USA, 1-0 in the final game.Sweden ended up third defeating Denmark, 1-0, in the game for third prize. [1]

The Algarve Cup, nicknamed the Mini FIFA Women's World Cup, is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

Portugal Republic in Southwestern Europe

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.

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Format

The inaugural competition was contested between the hosts Portugal, four Scandinavian teams (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) and the USA. Only two confederations were thus represented, CONCACAF and UEFA.

Portugal womens national football team womens national association football team representing Portugal

The Portugal women's national football team represents Portugal in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) and competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.

Denmark womens national football team womens national association football team representing Denmark

The Denmark women's national football team represents Denmark in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU).

Finland womens national football team womens national association football team representing Finland

The Finland women's national football team represents Finland in international women's football. The team, controlled by the Football Association of Finland (SPL/FBF), reached the semi-finals of the 2005 European Championship, surprising the female football world having drawn with Sweden and beaten Denmark. Finland hosted the 2009 EC finals.

The six invited teams were split into two groups that played a round-robin tournament. On completion of this, the third placed teams in each group would play each other to decide fifth and sixth place, the second placed teams in each group would play to determine third and fourth place and the winners of each group would compete for first and second place overall.

A round-robin tournament is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn. A round-robin contrasts with an elimination tournament, in which participants are eliminated after a certain number of losses.

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.

Group A

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 6220060+6
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 3210131+2
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 02002088
United States  Flag of the United States.svg50Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Gabarra Soccerball shade.svg 5', 31'
Lilly Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Milbrett Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Foudy Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Report
Estádio Dr. Francisco Vieira, Silves
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Finn Lambek (Denmark)

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg30Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Nilsson Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Cazuza Soccerball shade.svg 25' (o.g.)
Nessvold Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Report
Estádio José Arcanjo, Olhão
Attendance: 500
Referee: Mika Peltola (Finland)

United States  Flag of the United States.svg10Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Hamm Soccerball shade.svg 1' Report

1991 FIFA Women's World Cup winners; the United States, finished in the top position of Group A with maximum points after winning both of their games including defeating the hosts Portugal 50.

1991 FIFA Womens World Cup 1991 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup was the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup, the world championship for women's national association football teams. It took place in Guangdong, China from 16 to 30 November 1991. FIFA, football's international governing body selected China as host nation as Guangdong had hosted a prototype world championship three years earlier, the 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament. Matches were played in the state capital, Guangzhou, as well as in Foshan, Jiangmen and Zhongshan. The competition was sponsored by Mars, Incorporated. With FIFA still reluctant to bestow their "World Cup" brand, the tournament was officially known as the 1st FIFA World Championship for Women's Football for the M&M's Cup.

Group B

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 62200121+11
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 32101264
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 02002077
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg60Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Hegstad Soccerball shade.svg 1'
Aarønes Soccerball shade.svg 4', 33'
Krokan Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Sandberg Soccerball shade.svg 85'
? Soccerball shade.svg (o.g.)
Report
Portimão
Attendance: 462

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg10Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Rasmussen Soccerball shade.svg 1' Report

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg61Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Aarønes Soccerball shade.svg 9', 57'
Riise Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Medaln Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Hegstad Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Carlsen Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Report Hansen Soccerball shade.svg 1'

Norway, 1991 World Cup runner's up, defeated their neighbours Denmark and Finland by scoring six goals in each match.

Fifth Place

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg20Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Couto Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Sequeira Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Report
Estádio Municipal de Quarteira, Quarteira
Referee: Finn Lambek (Denmark)

Third Place

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg10Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Videkull Soccerball shade.svg 1' Report
Loulé
Attendance: 400

Final

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg10Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Aarønes Soccerball shade.svg 84' Report
Estádio de São Luís, Faro
Attendance: 1,152
Referee: José Pratas (Portugal)

In a replay of the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Norway once again faced the USA but won on this occasion.

The 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was a football match that took place on 30 November 1991 at Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou, China. It was played between Norway and the United States to determine the winner of the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup. The United States beat Norway 2–1, with two goals from Michelle Akers-Stahl, to become winners of the first ever FIFA Women's World Cup.

Awards

 1994 Algarve Cup 
Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
First title
Best player
Flag of Norway.svg Ann Kristin Aarønes

Goalscorers

5 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Christina Hansen is a Danish footballer who played as a forward for the Denmark women's national football team. She was part of the team at the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Janne Rasmussen is a Danish footballer who played as a midfielder for the Denmark women's national football team. She was part of the team at the inaugural 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup as well as the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Agnete Synnøve Carlsen is a former Norwegian professional footballer who played as a midfielder. With the Norway women's national team, Carlsen won the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup and an Olympic bronze medal in 1996. At club level Carlsen played for SK Sprint-Jeløy in Norway, then joined Japanese L. League team Nikko Securities Dream Ladies on a professional contract.

Own goal

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References

  1. "Damerna vann bronsmatch" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. 20 March 1994. Retrieved 2 February 2017.