1995 Algarve Cup

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1995 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Teams 8 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 8
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (1st title)
Runners-upFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Third placeFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 51 (3.19 per match)
Best player Flag of Denmark.svg Helle Jensen
1994
1996

The 1995 Algarve Cup was the second edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 14 and 19 March 1995 in Portugal with Sweden winning the event defeating Denmark, 1-0, in the final game. Norway ended up third defeating the USA, 7-5 following penalty shootout, in the third prize-game. [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 number of invited countries was increased from six to eight with Italy and the Netherlands appearing in their first Algarve Cup tournament.

Italy womens national football team womens national association football team representing Italy

The Italy women's national football team represents Italy in international women's football at the senior level. The team is governed by the Italian Football Federation.

Netherlands womens national football team Womens national association football team representing the Netherlands

The Netherlands women's national football team is directed by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), which is a member of UEFA and FIFA.

The eight invited teams were split into two groups that played a round-robin tournament. On completion of this, the fourth placed teams in each group played each other to determine seventh and eighth place, the third placed teams in each group played each other to decide fifth and sixth place, the second placed teams in each group played 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 Sweden.svg  Sweden 6320163+3
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 6320152+3
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 33102242
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 33102374
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg 40 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Videkull Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg
Zeikfalvy Soccerball shade.svg
Andersson Soccerball shade.svg

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg 01 Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Keereweer Soccerball shade.svg

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg 31 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Waage Soccerball shade.svg
Medalen Soccerball shade.svg
Aarønes Soccerball shade.svg
Fiorini Soccerball shade.svg

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg 21 Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Andersson Soccerball shade.svg
Andelen Soccerball shade.svg
Pauw Soccerball shade.svg

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg 02 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Baldelli Soccerball shade.svg
Guarino Soccerball shade.svg

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg 02 Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Medalen Soccerball shade.svg
Riise Soccerball shade.svg

Group B

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 93300100+10
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 6320152+3
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 33102253
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 0300301010
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg 50 Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Krogh Soccerball shade.svg
Jensen Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg
Madsen Soccerball shade.svg
Pedersen Soccerball shade.svg

United States  Flag of the United States.svg 20 Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Lilly Soccerball shade.svg
Hamm Soccerball shade.svg

United States  Flag of the United States.svg 30 Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Milbrett Soccerball shade.svg
Gabarra Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg 30 Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Christensen Soccerball shade.svg
Kolding Soccerball shade.svg
Jensen Soccerball shade.svg

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg 20 Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Jensen Soccerball shade.svg
Nielsen Soccerball shade.svg

Finland  Flag of Finland.svg 20 Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Mäkinen Soccerball shade.svg
Heikari Soccerball shade.svg

Seventh Place

Italy  Flag of Italy.svg 41 Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Carta Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Baldelli Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Guarino Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Morace Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Sequeira Soccerball shade.svg

Hosts Portugal again appeared in the play-off for last place, facing newcomers Italy and being defeated 41 with two of the Italians' goals being scored in the final two minutes of play.

Fifth Place

Finland  Flag of Finland.svg 11 asdet
(34)
(PSO)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Mäkinen Soccerball shade.svg (7) Kormacher Soccerball shade.svg

The Netherlands finished in sixth place on their first appearance at the Algarve Cup, losing to the 1994 sixth placed team Finland in a penalty shootout.

Third Place

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg 33 asdet
(42)
(PSO)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Sandberg Soccerball shade.svg 26'
A. Nymark Andersen Soccerball shade.svg 51' (pen.)
Myklebust Soccerball shade.svg 87' (pen.)
Akers Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Gabarra Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Foudy Soccerball shade.svg 55'

For the second year running, Norway faced the United States in their last game of the tournament. With the score at 33 after full-time, a period of sudden death extra-time was played that failed to see another goal. Norway won the following penalty shootout 42 to finish third overall in the final tournament standings.

In a sport or game, sudden death is a form of competition where play ends as soon as one competitor is ahead of the others, with that competitor becoming the winner. Sudden death is typically used as a tiebreaker when a contest is tied at the end of regulation (normal) playing time or the completion of the normal playing task.

Final

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg 32
aet
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Olsson Soccerball shade.svg
Andelen Soccerball shade.svg
Nessvold Soccerball shade.svg
Jensen Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg

Sweden had played Denmark in the previous year's competition to decide third place and defeated them again on this occasion to finish as overall winners of the tournament.

Awards

 1995 Algarve Cup 
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
First title
Best player
Flag of Denmark.svg Helle Jensen

Notes

  1. Lennart Hansson (20 March 1995). "Damerna gav Danmark däng" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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